The City of London authorities introduced on Twitter today the apprehension of a British 17-year-old teenager presumed of being associated with current cyberattacks.
In a brief tweet shared by police, the teenager was apprehended in Oxfordshire as component of a hacking examination sustained by the UK’s National Criminal activity Company.
” On the night of Thursday 22 September 2022, the City of London Authorities apprehended a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire on uncertainty of hacking, as component of an examination sustained by the @NCA_UK’s National Cyber Criminal activity Device (NCCU).
He continues to be in authorities wardship” – City of London Authorities.
BleepingComputer has actually connected to the NCA as well as City of London authorities to get more information regarding this examination.
NCA referred us to the City of London, specifying it was their examination, while the latter stated they have no additional info to share as well as any type of brand-new info that would certainly be uploaded on Twitter.
BleepingComputer likewise connected to the FBI pertaining to the suspect’s feasible participation in the Uber strike yet has not quickly got an action.
Scientists think the apprehension is connected to Lapsus$
While there are no information regarding the examination, the apprehension is thought to be connected to the Lapsus$ hacking team, which is presumed to be behind current cyberattacks on Uber, Superstar Gamings, as well as 2K.
Throughout in 2015’s assaults, the Lapsus$ hacking team was stated to be led by a hazard star called ‘White’ or ‘BreachBase,’ that was doxxed as purportedly a 16-year-old teenager from the UK. This hacking team is accountable for many prominent assaults, consisting of Microsoft, Cisco, NVIDIA, Samsung, as well as Okta.
In April, the City of London Authorities apprehended 7 individuals aged 16 to 21, consisting of the supposed 17-year-old ringleader. Nonetheless, the UK quickly launched both kids on bond as they were minors.
Last Thursday, Uber divulged they were replying to a cyberattack after a cyberpunk, called ‘TeaPots,’ got to their Slack web server as well as started uploading screenshots of their accessibility to various other interior solutions.
3 days later on, on Sunday, a hazard star calling themselves ‘teapotuberhacker’ started dripping formerly hidden Grand Burglary Vehicle 6 video clip footage as well as bits of resource code for GTA V as well as GTA VI on GTAforums.com.
This hazard star declared that they breached Superstar Video game’s Slack as well as Convergence web servers to swipe the information as well as likewise stated they lagged the current strike on Uber.
The proprietor of the Breached hacking online forum, pompompurin, was the initial to insurance claim declared that White lagged the Superstar Gamings as well as Uber assaults.
Not Long After, Uber likewise associated the strike to the Lapsus$ hacking team, which made use of MFA Tiredness assaults as well as various other methods that are recognized to be connected with this hacking team.
Extra lately, pc gaming firm 2K likewise experienced a safety and security violation, where the hazard star utilized their assistance desktop computer to send out malware to clients. While there is no official acknowledgment to Lapsus$, 2K is had by Take-Two Interactive, the moms and dad firm of Superstar Gamings.
Because of the current assaults, the acknowledgment, as well as the age as well as area of the apprehended person, numerous in the cybersecurity area think that the apprehension is connected to the Lapsus$ team.
Reporter Matthew Keys claims that it was a 17-year-old young boy that was apprehended over the hack of Superstar, as well as most likely Uber.
UPDATE: Apprehension of 17-year-old by authorities in the UK over hack of Superstar as well as perhaps Uber was performed in performance with an examination carried out by the FBI, according to a resource with expertise of the issue.
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) September 23, 2022
Nonetheless, as the suspect is a small, their name can not be launched by police under UK regulation.
This is an establishing tale as well as will certainly be upgraded as even more info is exposed.