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U.K. Police Arrest 7 Related to Lapsus$ Hacks on Tech Firms

  • Suspects released as investigation into allegations continues
  • Alleged mastermind of hacking spree is 16-year-old near Oxford
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City of London Police arrested seven people in connection with an investigation into a hacking group called Lapsus$, which has said it’s responsible for a rash of recent cyberattacks against companies including Microsoft Corp. and Nvidia Corp., according to a person involved in the investigation.

The suspects, ages 16 to 21, have been released while the investigation continues, Detective Inspector Michael O’Sullivan said in a statement. “Our inquiries remain ongoing,” he said. Police didn’t identify the hacking gang, but the arrests were related to a broad investigation into the Lapsus$ hacks, according to the person.