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Lapsus$ : Cyber Crime Group

Lapsus$ : Cyber Crime Group

On March 22, authentication platform Okta confirmed that hackers from the cyber-crime group Lapsus$ had tried intruding into its system three months earlier.

  • Lapsus$ is said to be based in South America and is led by two teenagers, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old.
  • The group is relatively new but has successfully breached major firms like Microsoft. It has also publicly taunted their victims, leaking their source code and internal documents.
  • Their hacking tactics include phone-based social engineering, SIM-swapping to facilitate account takeover, accessing personal email accounts of employees at target organisations etc.

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