3/21, 2:21 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Microsoft fears potential breach by extortion group

Microsoft is currently looking into claims of a security breach by the extortion-oriented hacker gang LAPSUS$ that had previously compromised tech companies such as Nvidia and Ubisoft, the firm stated in an official statement on Monday.

The LAPSUS$ hacking group, which had so far made unusual ransom conditions to its victims, posted a screenshot on Sunday of what seems to be an internal Microsoft developer account. Still, the group has not made any public demands regarding the tech company as yet.

Since December, LAPSUS$ has hacked the Health Ministry of Brazil, a number of Brazilian and Portuguese firms, and afterward Nvidia and Samsung in February and March respectively. The group was also credited with a cyber breach of Ubisoft this month.

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