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Teenager suspected to be mastermind behind hacker group Lapsus$ | #cybersecurity | #cyberattack | #hacking | #aihp

Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection of binary code are seen in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. —Reuters

  • Suspected mastermind behind Lapsus$ has been traced.
  • Cybersecurity researchers believe it is a 16-year-old living near Oxford, England.
  • Experts consider him supremely skilled at hacking.

The suspected mastermind of the hacking group that claimed to have broken into technology companies like Microsoft, Samsung, and Nvidia, has been traced, Bloomberg News reported.

Cybersecurity investigators believe a 16-year-old living somewhere near Oxford, England, is the mastermind of the notorious group called Lapsus$.

Lapsus$ has been stupefying cybersecurity experts for a while now. The group has broken into some of the most secure systems stealing parts of source codes.

The intent of the crime remains a mystery. Researchers, however,  believe they could be motivated by money or fame. While experts suspect the teenager to be behind the crime, they have not been able to connect him to all Lapsus$ hacks.

Bloomberg News did not name the suspected hacker but shared his online alias which is “White”.

Researchers have said that the mastermind teen is supremely skilled at hacking.

They suspect another teenager in Brazil to be a member of this group. A rival hacking group has posted the teenager’s personal information including his address and information about his parents.

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