Lapsus$ hacking group claims software consultancy giant Globant as its latest breach victim

Just days after police in the U.K. arrested seven people over suspected connections to the now-infamous hacking and extortion group, Lapsus$ is claiming its latest victim.

Lapsus$, whose recent victims include Okta, Microsoft, Nvidia and Samsung, now claims to have breached Globant, a Luxembourg-based software development consultancy. After declaring itself “back from vacation” on Wednesday, the group published a 70 gigabyte torrent file on its Telegram channel with data allegedly stolen from the company, which the hackers claim includes its corporate customers’ source code.

Globant confirmed to TechCrunch that it has “detected that a limited section of our company’s code repository has been subject to unauthorized access” and is conducting an investigation.

The hackers also published a list of company credentials used to access its source code sharing platforms, including GitHub, Jira, Crucible and Confluence. Malware research group VX-Underground tweeted a redacted screenshot of the hackers’ Telegram post, which shows the group posting what they claim to be Globant’s passwords, which if confirmed would be easily guessable by an attacker.

Prior to publishing the torrent file, Lapsus$ also shared screenshots of a file directory that contains names of several companies believed to be Globant customers, including Facebook, Citibank and C-Span.

Globant also lists a number of high-profile customers on its website, including the U.K. Metropolitan Police, software house Autodesk and gaming giant Electronic Arts. At least one member of Lapsus$ was involved with a data breach at Electronic Arts last year, though it’s unclear if the two incidents are linked.

SOS Intelligence, a U.K-based threat intelligence provider that analyzed the leaked data, told TechCrunch that “the leak is legitimate and very significant, as far as Globant and Globant impacted customers are concerned.”

Amir Hadzipasic, the intelligence provider’s chief executive, says the data includes a large amount of GitHub source code that appears to belong to Globant, along with a number of repositories that contain “very sensitive information” such as TLS certificate private keys and chains, Azure keys and API keys for third-party services. SOS Intelligence also found a collection of around 7,000 candidate resumes, over 150 databases and a “large number” of private keys for a number of different services.

Autodesk confirmed it was investigating the incident, but no other Globant customers have yet responded.

This latest breach comes just days after U.K. police arrested seven people connected to the Lapsus$ group, all aged between 16 and 21. In response to questions about the arrests on its Telegram channel, Lapsus$ claimed no members of the gang were arrested.