Original title: Hacking Microsoft's Nvidia hacker gang was caught: 16-year-old teenager suspected of being the mastermind of the fortune of $14 million
March 25 news, according to foreign media reports,London police arrested 7 people involved in the hacking gang Lampsus$ from companies such as Microsoft and Nvidia.
According to previous reports, oneThe 16-year-old is suspected to be the gang's mastermindIt is reported that the teenager was engaged in hacking activitiesHe accumulated a wealth of 14 million US dollars (about 89 million yuan).Police did not say whether he was among the 7 teenagers arrested.
The teenager with autism is nicknamed "White" or "Breachbase" on the web. The South American hacker gang Lapsus$ associated with him successfully broke through the networks of large companies such as Microsoft and posted these "achievements" online, which attracted public attention.
Information security researchers have been tracking "White" for almost a year, said Allison Nixon, principal investigator at United 221B, an information security investigation firm, "We know his name from the middle of last year." We confirmed his identity before he was exposed. ”
Nixon also said that by monitoring the teenager's Internet account for a long time, the researchers "found the posting history of one account and saw that contact information was provided in earlier posts." The reason why he was able to trace his movements was because "White" did not cover his traces.
Previously, microsoft and other companies admitted that Lapsus$ hacked into their own internal systems, causing a lot of threats. Information security firm Okta also admitted to being hacked by Lapsus$, which affected hundreds of customers.