BleepingComputer reports that a suspected member of the Lapsus$ hacking group has been apprehended by the Brazilian Federal Police as part of its Operation Dark Cloud, which sought to gather information regarding the extortion gang's numerous attacks against Brazil's government agencies since last December.
Brazil's Ministry of Health had its files deleted and network data stolen by Lapsus$ hackers, who then proceeded to compromise the country's Ministry of Economy, Federal Highway Police, and Comptroller General of the Union.
"The crimes determined in the police investigation are those of criminal organization, invasion of a computer device, interruption or disturbance of telegraphic, radiotelegraphic or telephone service, preventing or hindering its restoration," said the Brazilian Federal Police in a translated statement.
Such an arrest comes after seven individuals suspected to be linked to the Lapsus$ gang were apprehended by the City of London Police in March. More information regarding the group, which has gone to attack Microsoft, Samsung, and Nvidia this year, has also been sought by the FBI.
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