As reported by The Desk and reporter Matthew Keys, the arrest of the suspected 17-year-old GTA hacker by police in the United Kingdom was part of an investigation being conducted by the FBI and the UK’s Cyber Crime Unit. that the FBI was likely looking into the recent hacks at Uber and Rockstar Games. It had previously been reported
A source told
The Desk that the teenager is being held on numerous charges, including conspiracy to attack at least two different computer systems.
It’s believed that the teenage hacker arrested Thursday evening in Oxfordshire is connected to the hacker group “
” This group of hackers is allegedly also involved with high-profile digital intrusions at other large companies including Uber, Microsoft, Cisco, Samsung, Nvidia, and Okta. The group first showed up in 2021, hacking Brazil’s Ministry of Health. It was thought the group had gone inactive, but earlier this month it allegedly ramped up its activities again and targeted Uber and Rockstar Games. Laspus$.
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was one of the largest video game leaks in history. 90 video files showcasing early development footage of The Grand Theft Auto VI leak that occurred over the weekend , which is assumed to be the next GTA game GTA VI, were posted on the GTA Forums and quickly spread across the internet. The footage seemed to confirm previous reports and rumors that GTA VI would be set in Vice City and would star two different characters, a Bonnie-and-Clyde-like criminal couple.
On Monday, September 19, following the leak,
that someone had “illegally” gained access to its files and shared them online. It also stated that this leak would not slow down production on the game and that it planned to reveal it in a more official way soon. Rockstar Games confirmed