LAPSUS$ data extortion is a new and emerging ransomware and extortion group that has successfully attacked major conglomerate. Like most ransomware groups, LAPSUS$ also infiltrates organizations with a phishing attack. From there on, they exploit vulnerabilities like privilege escalation to get hold of administrative rights and blatantly display their abilities. LAPSUS$ Threat group has also breached Globant, and the organization has also released statement on it.
Globant, with it’s HQ in Luxembourg, has well-known customers like Google, Electronic Arts, Autodesk, Rockwell Automation, among others.
“We have recently detected that a limited section of our company’s code repository has been subject to unauthorized access” – Globant
Some of the source code folders listed in the screenshot include, Abbott, apple-health-app, C-span, Fortune, Facebook, DHL, and Arcserve
LAPSUS$ has since published credentials that grant “administrator access” to these platforms used by Globant for collaborating, reviewing, and developing codes.
The group has since leaked 70GB of customer source code from Globant.
“In terms of legitimacy, going just by volume alone it’s hard to fabricate that amount of data – however samples of the data have been cross referenced with live systems and other methods that show the leak is legitimate and very significant as far as Globant and Globant’s impacted customers are concerned” – SOS Intelligence