Two alleged Lapsus$ teens appear in London court

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Apr 1, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP

Two of the teenagers arrested last week for their alleged role in the Lapsus$ cyber extortion group appeared in a London court Friday to formally face multiple charges.

The unidentified teens, aged 16 and 17, are both charged with three counts of unauthorized access to a computer with intent to impair the reliability of the 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 16-year-old faces an additional count of causing a computer to perform a function to secure unauthorized access to a program, according to a statement from City of London Police Detective Inspector Michael O’Sullivan.

The pair were released on bail, the BBC reported.

The court appearance comes about a week after the City of London Police arrested seven people aged 16 to 21 in connection with an investigation into Lapsus$, a prolific cybercrime group that successfully breached major companies such as Microsoft, Okta, Ubisoft, Nvidia and others in recent months.

Just before the arrests, Bloomberg reported that a 16-year-old living in his mother’s house in Oxford, England was

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