London Police arrested a 17 year old under suspicion of computer hacking. The force itself confirmed the arrest via Twitter, but without providing further details about it. However, unofficial data circulates that would place him as the author (or one of the authors) of the recent Rockstar Games hacks —with the consequent filtration of GTA 6— and Uber.
The journalist Matthew Keys shared some additional data on social networks, pending an expanded report from the authorities. According to a source for the reporter, the arrest occurred in accordance with an investigation launched by the FBI.
In principle, it is indicated that the adolescent in question would have links with the hacker group LAPSUS$. Both the London Police and the aforementioned United States criminal investigation agency are expected to make public statements on the subject in the coming hours.
While confirmation is lacking as to whether this is the hacker who accessed the Rockstar Games and Uber servers, if it is, it won’t be too surprising. Let us remember that, just hours after the leak of the GTA 6a popular hacker forum exposed the identity of who claimed to be responsible for the leak.
Thus, all roads began to point towards a young man who had already made headlines in March, after his arrest as the alleged leader of LAPSUS$. As reported on the forum, the young man had been released at the beginning of April for being a minorcharging as the only additional punishment the prohibition of accessing the internet for one month.
For now, it remains to wait for news. If it is verified that the arrested youth is indeed the author of the leak of GTA 6 and the Uber hack will give an additional seasoning to one of the most shocking stories of the year.
A teenager, the first arrested for the leak of GTA 6
The hacking of Rockstar Games and the leaking of endless videos of the gameplay of GTA 6 has been one of the most notorious events of 2022. To the point that Take-Two Entertainment, the parent company of the studio in charge of Grand Theft Auto, had to confirm the veracity of the disclosed material.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Rockstar apologized for the situation, but assured that the development of the game will not be affected by the situation. “We are extremely disappointed that the details of our next game will be shared with all of you in this way. Our work on the next game of Grand Theft Auto will continue as planned and we remain as committed as ever to providing you, our players, with an experience that truly exceeds your expectations.”
It will be necessary to see how the British justice acts, if it is confirmed that the young man arrested for filtering GTA 6 It is the same one that already had a run-in with the law for LAPSUS$. What is clear is that this story still has many pages to be written.