Metropolitan Police has reportedly arrested seven teenagers in the UK connected to Lapsus$, the extortionist cyber-crime group that recently hacked Microsoft. According to the BBC, the gang’s suspected ringleader is a 16-year-old boy from Oxford who has allegedly made $14 million by extorting the likes of Nvidia and Ubisoft.
The school-aged swindler, who goes by the online monikers “White” or “Breachbase”, was seemingly doxxed after a disagreement with business partners. While the teen is situated in Oxford, England and attends a special educational school in the area, it’s believed that his cybercrime counterparts are based in South America.
The tech-savvy 16-year-old has allegedly made 300 bitcoin (roughly $13 million) through his precarious pastime, but his parents say they were unaware of his actions until recently. The boy’s father also told the BBC that he thought he was “playing video games”, but now says he’ll “try to stop him from going on computers.”