Rockstar Games hacker reportedly arrested following GTA 6 leak

Rockstar Games hacker reportedly arrested following GTA 6 leak

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Last weekend, idiosyncratic hacked Rockstar Games and leaked implicit 90 videos of the still-in-development Grand Theft Auto 6. Now, the City of London Police successful the United Kingdom reportedly arrested the 17-year-old idiosyncratic liable for the hack.

BBC and the City of London Police’s Twitter relationship confirmed the apprehension took spot successful Oxfordshire earlier today. The authoritative connection lone says that this 17-year-old idiosyncratic was arrested “on suspicion of hacking, arsenic portion of an probe supported by the NCA UK’s National Cyber Crime Unit,” but writer Matthew Keys reports that this is the idiosyncratic who leaked Grand Theft Auto 6 aft they hacked Rockstar Games (and perchance hacked Uber arsenic well). 

On the evening of Thursday 22 September 2022, the City of London Police arrested a 17-year-old successful Oxfordshire connected suspicion of hacking, arsenic portion of an probe supported by the @NCA_UK’s National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU).

He remains successful constabulary custody.

— City of London Police (@CityPolice) September 23, 2022

Further tweets by Keys besides assertion that this apprehension was made successful concern with the FBI, who we knew were investigating the hack. More elaborate statements from the progressive agencies are expected successful the coming hours, and we’ll update this station erstwhile those happen. The hacker remains successful constabulary custody astatine this time. Rockstar Games released a statement astir the hack connected Monday and said that it does not expect “any disruption to our unrecorded crippled services nor immoderate semipermanent effect connected the improvement of our ongoing projects.”

The leak of Grand Theft Auto 6 stands alongside Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard arsenic 1 of the video crippled manufacture stories of the year. It not lone gave america a look astatine an unfinished mentation of 1 of the astir highly anticipated video games ever, but spawned tons of discussions astir however games are made and revealed and however galore players don’t person the astir close cognition of however crippled improvement works. In solidarity with Rockstar, galore developers person released early improvement footage of their games, showing incomplete gameplay and visuals.

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