Two weeks ago, news broke of seven teenagers being arrested in the UK for their connection with the Lapsus$ extortion gang. Days before the arrest, an affiliate of the group released personal information of the alleged leader of the gang after a falling out between the affiliate and the rest of the group. The alleged leader was a teenager residing with his mother in London. This week, UK law enforcement announced two of the teenagers have been charged and released on bail after appearing in the Highbury Magistrates Court last Friday. The teenagers have been charged with three counts of unauthorized access to a computer with intent to impair the reliability of data, one count of fraud by false representation, and one count of unauthorized access to a computer with intent to hinder access to data. The FBI is also looking into the group’s illegal activities and is seeking information concerning the Lapsus$ members involved in the compromise of computer networks belonging to multiple US-based companies.
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