THE Federal police performed yet another offshoot of Operation Dark Cloud. This Wednesday (19), the organ of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security arrested a Brazilian suspected of participating in the lapse $. The hacker group became known nationally for attacking the Ministry of Health and preventing access to ConectSUS.
The arrest is part of an operation that began in August 2022. Known as Dark Cloudthe task force investigated the attacks on the systems of the Ministry of Health, which left ConectSUS offline in December 2021. Due to the incidents, Brazilians were unable to access the vaccination card through the platform.
Continuing the operation, this week’s action was triggered in Feira de Santana (BA). In a press release, the police arrested “the main Brazilian suspect suspected of being part of the transnational criminal organization”. But the identity and age of the Brazilian who would have a connection with the group were not identified.
The entity also states that the crimes observed in the investigation are criminal organization and computer device invasion, in addition to interruption or disturbance of telegraph, radiotelegraph or telephone service. The police also investigated the impediment or the difficulty of the restoration.
“It was also found the practice of corruption of minors, a crime provided for in the Statute of Children and Adolescents, and money laundering, according to Law No. 9,613/1998”, they informed.
Lapsus$ attacked other companies in Brazil and abroad
In addition to federal agencies, Lapsus$ also participated in other invasions. This is the case of the Post Office and the car rental company Localiza, according to the Federal Police. Recently, Uber suspected the same hacking group after suffering a hack attack that, initially, the employees treated the action as a joke.
But these were not the group’s only targets. In March, Lapsus$ leaked 70GB of data from Globantan IT company with over 23,000 employees. Even Microsoft was targeted by the organization in early 2022.
according to Bleeping Computer, this was not the first police action. In March, police in London, UK, arrested seven suspected members of the organization. The following month, two people were charged with helping the hacking group. British authorities also detained a 17-year-old in September.