“Back from vacation” – Lapsus $ hackers claim to have violated Globant.

March 30 (Reuters) – A gang of hackers, children, said late Tuesday that they had hacked into software services company Globant SA and stolen 70 gigabytes of source code from the company’s customers.

Globant confirmed the violation on Wednesday, saying some of its codes were accessed without permission. The company claimed a filing that it did not find any evidence that other areas of its or its customers’ infrastructure were affected. The company did not name Lapsus $ and who was responsible for the violation.

News of the hacking Globant shares fell about 10% to $ 248.92.

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On its Telegram channel, Lapsus $ published a screenshot of more than two dozen folders that it said contained the source code of the customer, including well-known technology companies. The screenshot could not be authenticated immediately, but the group had previously stolen the source code or other proprietary data from technology heavyweights, including Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O) and Nvidia Corp. (NVDA.O).

The group recently applied for credit for violating OktaInc (OKTA.O) after breaking into one of its contractors.

The children were stunned and baffled by cyber security experts, combining juvenile pranks and high-level access to some of the world’s largest companies. The group uses a variety of methods, including bluffing, cunning, and bribes, to steal passwords, Microsoft said. blog post Last week.

Following the news of the Okta violation, the British authorities announced that seven people – between the ages of 16 and 21 – had been arrested at some point in the past and then released. Officials provided some other details, but around that time Lapsus $ informed his fans “several of our members” were going on vacation. read more

Neither the break nor the arrests seem to have stopped the group’s appetite from draining.

“We have officially returned from vacation,” the group said of the Globant violation.

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Raphael Satter reports in Washington and Akash Sriram in Bengaluru; Edited by Shailesh Kuber, Bernard Orr

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