Lapsus$ gang claims to have hacked Microsoft source code repositories

Pierluigi Paganini March 21, 2022

Microsoft is investigating claims that the Lapsus$ hacking group breached its internal Azure DevOps source code repositories.

Microsoft announced that is investigating claims that the Lapsus$ cybercrime gang breached their internal Azure DevOps source code repositories and stolen data.

Over the last months, the gang compromised other prominent companies such as NVIDIA, Samsung, Ubisoft, Mercado Libre, and Vodafone.

On Thursday, March 10, Lapsus$ ransomware gang announced they’re starting to recruit insiders employed within major technology giants and ISPs, such companies include Microsoft, Apple, EA Games and IBM. Their scope of interests includes – major telecommunications companies such as Claro, Telefonica and AT&T.

Notably, the actors are looking to buy remote VPN access and asking potential insiders to contact them privately via Telegram, they then reward them by paying for the access granted.

On Sunday, the Lapsus$ gang announced to have compromised Microsoft’s Azure DevOps server and shared a screenshot of alleged internal source code repositories.

One of the repositories contains the source code for Cortana and other Bing projects (e.g. ‘Bing_STC-SV’, ‘Bing_Test_Agile’, and “Bing_UX’).

Curiously the group has removed the initial announcement from its Telegram channel, and posted the message “Deleted for now will repost later”


Stay tuned …

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Microsoft)

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