GTA 6 leak: 17-year-old hacker arrested by British police

The huge GTA 6 data leak talk about her again. During the weekend of September 24 and 25, 2022, the British police would have put their hands on the hacker responsible for the Rockstar Games intrusion. The details of the operation have not yet been revealed, but it is believed that the arrest was the result of a collaboration between the London police and the FBI.

A 17-year-old boy who lives with his mother.

In a first tweetLondon Police say they have arrested a 17-year-old suspect in the county of Oxfordshire. Without explicitly linking the arrest to the Rockstar Game hack, law enforcement explained that the teen was accused of twice maliciously using computer tools and failing to honor his bail. The hacker, known by the pseudonym “AK”, would also have been behind the hacks targeting Microsoft and Nvidia, which would have already caused him some problems even before the GTA 6 affair.

According to former Reuters journalist matthew keysthe young man -who still lived with his mother- would be part of the Lapsus$ hacker group who would also be behind the recent attack on Uber. Information corroborated by Uber who explained in a blog post that “the person(s) responsible for the attack would also be responsible for the intrusion into Rockstar Games“.

Microsoft, Samsung and other victims of Lapsus$

The search would also have been facilitated by the discovery of similarities between Rockstar, Uber, Microsoft and Nvidia hacks. “This group often uses similar techniques to target technology companies. In 2022 alone, it hacked into Microsoft, Cisco, Samsung, Nvidia, and Okta, among others.Uber explains. Other police operations are reportedly underway to arrest the other members of the Lapsus$ group.

For its part, Rockstar Games has not yet reacted to the news, the investigation is ongoing and AK’s guilt has not yet been proven, but the studio assured last week that the development of GTA 6 continued”As expected despite this drawback.

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