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The City of London police have arrested seven teens for their suspected connections to a hacking group believed to be the recently prolific Lapsus$ group. BBC news reports

“Seven people between the ages of 16 and 21 have been arrested in connection with an investigation into a hacking group,” the City of London police said. BBC news† “They have all been released under investigation. Our investigations are still ongoing.”

Lapsus$ has taken responsibility for some major security breaches at tech companies, including Nvidia, Samsung, Ubisoft, Okta and Microsoft. On Wednesday, reports surfaced that an Oxford teenager is the brains of the group. City of London police have not said whether this teen was among those arrested, according to… BBC news.

BBC news says it spoke to the teen’s father, who was apparently unaware of his involvement with the group. “Until recently, I had never heard of this. He has never talked about hacking, but he is very good with computers and spends a lot of time on the computer,” said the father. BBC news† “I always thought he was playing games. We’re going to try to prevent him from going on computers.”

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