GTA 6: Hacker behind big leak could have been caught

Troll action around GTA 6?: Excitement about screenshots and gameplay from alleged hack

from Rhonda Bachman
The main topic of the last week was the Rockstar Games hack that released GTA 6 gameplay footage. As is now reported, the person responsible could have been caught. It is said to be a 17-year-old from Oxfordshire, England.

Hardly anyone would have guessed what circles this would have: Last week, a supposed rock star hack made the rounds, which was supposed to show gameplay material from GTA 6. If it was initially assumed that it was a troll attempt, the developer studio later confirmed the authenticity of the content shown, which was said to be outdated material. As the London police have now announced, a 17-year-old suspected hacker has been arrested. This could be the person responsible or one of those responsible for the Rockstar hack.

17-year-old may have hacked Rockstar and Uber

The City of London Police announced on Twitter that a 17-year-old was arrested in Oxfordshire last Thursday evening together with the National Cyber ​​Crime Unit (NCCU). He would now remain in custody “on suspicion of hacking”. However, no further details were given.

Journalist Matthew Keys also wanted to know more about the case via Twitter. English media had also reported on the arrest, but had been instructed not to give any details. However, his sources reportedly told Keys that the 17-year-old has been linked to the Rockstar Games and Uber Technologies hacks. The suspect is believed to be part of the Lapsus$ group, which has hacked the likes of Microsoft, Vodafone, Ubisoft, Samsung, Nvidia, LG, and Okta in the past. In March 2022, seven suspected members of the group, aged between 16 and 21, were arrested, after which Lapsus$ went silent.

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After the Rockstar Games hack, the footage shown was criticized for allegedly poor graphics. As a result, various developers reaffirmed their solidarity with the studio and released early recordings from their respective games. Images and videos were shared on Twitter showing the early development stages of titles such as Horizon Zero Dawn, Control or The Last of Us.

Source: mirror, GameStar