Two of the seven people who were arrested and presented in London for forming Lapsus$ and attacking companies such as Mercado Libre, Nvidia, Ubisoft and Microsoft have already been formally charged, according to information from local police.
These are two teenagers aged 16 and 17 who are in police custody because they accumulate charges against them so they must appear before the court of Highbury Corner, in England.
The defendants have been charged with unauthorized access to computers with the aim of affecting the reliability of the data and also with false representation. One more charge was made for unauthorized access to a computer with the aggravating circumstance of hindering access to data.
The 16-year-old racked up an extra charge because he had a computer perform a function to ensure unauthorized access to a program.
Just a week ago it was revealed that English police had arrested seven people in the age range of 16 to 21, who had been released under investigation. Even, a version mentioned by the investigative groups of companies that were affected by the hackers was handled in which it was assured that the leader of Lapsus was a 16-year-old boy from Oxford, known in the digital world as White or Breachbase, for the moment it is unknown if he is among the detainees, because being minors restricts the name, address, and everything related that could identify them.
Lapsus$ stole several source codes and data from tech companies such as Mercado Libre, Samsung, Microsoft, Nvidia, Ubisoft and cybersecurity firms. They even had a Telegram group in which they asked their followers about which company they «preferred» to be hacked, however, said server has been inactive for three days.