The UK police have confirmed that they have arrested a 17-year-old on suspicion of hacking. The crime is reportedly related to the GTA 6 hacking incident.
A hacker who leaked over 90 videos of Rockstar's upcoming GTA 6 title has reportedly been arrested by the UK police in Oxfordshire. The City of London Police confirmed today that a 17-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of hacking as part of the ongoing investigation with the National Cyber Crime Unit. The hacker remains in police custody.
Journalist Matthew Keys says that according to his sources, the crime is related to intrusion on Rockstar Games' servers and possibly Uber, who also suffered a massive breach earlier this month.
The arrest of the 17-year-old was allegedly done in concert with an investigation conducted by the FBI. More details about the arrest are expected later today, claims Matthew Keys, with a possible statement coming from the FBI.
The 17-year-old is reportedly connected to a hacking group called "Lapsus$", who use Telegram app channels to organise and communicate. At the time of writing, The City of London Police are yet to officially confirm that the person in custody is indeed the hacker behind the Rockstar and Uber hacks.
GTA Forums user who posted the footage of GTA 6 several days ago goes by the name of "tepotuberhacker". Shortly after posting the footage, the hacker claimed that they've also obtained GTA 5 and GTA 6 source code and invited Rockstar employees to contact him via Telegram to "negotiate a deal".
Rockstar quickly started scrubbing the internet of the GTA 6 footage. GTA Forums removed all the links to the leaks, Twitter suspended users who shared images and deleted any trace of the game screenshots and gameplay.
Rockstar also released a statement, confirming that they have been hacked but despite that, they don't expect any long-term negative impacts on the development of GTA 6.
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