Teenagers Convicted of Grand Theft Auto, Nvidia Lapsus$ Hacks in the UK – Slashdot

Teenagers Convicted of Grand Theft Auto, Nvidia Lapsus$ Hacks in the UK – Slashdot


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Two UK teenagers accused of being key members of the notorious hacking group Lapsus$, behind attacks on companies including Nvidia, Rockstar Games, and Uber, were convicted of their crimes by a London jury Wednesday. From a report: Arion Kurtaj, 18, and a 17-year-old male, who can’t be identified, were found to have carried out a number of offenses including serious computer misuse, blackmail and fraud against BT Group’s EE network and Nvidia. Kurtaj was also separately accused of hacks into Uber, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto game, and fintech firm Revolut. The Southwark Crown Court jury only needed to come to a decision on whether Kurtaj was liable for the crimes after he was found by the judge to be unfit to stand trial because of a complex medical condition. The jury found him liable for all 12 charges. The 17-year-old was found guilty of hacking, fraud and blackmail against Nvidia and cleared over two other counts against EE. He had previously plead guilty to two charges relating to the BT hacks. Lapsus$ are an international bunch of loosely connected online extortionists.

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