A 17 yr outdated was arrested in Oxfordshire yesterday, because of the suspicions of hacking. In accordance with journalist Matthew Keys and sources who spoke to them, they had been allegedly concerned within the GTA 6 hack that resulted in a significant data leak final weekend, and are additionally linked to a previous hack on Uber. This supply additionally claims that the arrest was made by London Metropolis police in collaboration with the FBI.
By way of data that has been confirmed, the London Metropolis Police has come ahead and introduced an arrest has been made in Oxfordshire as a part of an ivnestigation by the NCA UK’s Nationwide Cyber Crime Unit. At the moment in police custody, there may be at the moment no affirmation made by the police whether or not they had been arrested for the GTA 6 hack, though in keeping with journalist Matthew keys a further assertion by the London Metropolis Police might be launched later right now. An announcement from the FBI may be launched quickly.
The hacker liable for the GTA 6 had earlier within the week publicised that they had been trying to make a “deal” with Rockstar (thanks Gamebyte), however since then issues have gone quiet. Rockstar Video games did come out to verify that the leaked property had been authentic, resulting in an inflow of trade assist and numerious different devs posting their very own early recreation builds to point out that the GTA 6 that the world may see due to the leaks wasn’t prone to resemble the ultimate product.
#BREAKING: Police in the UK have arrested a 17-year-old suspected of hacking Rockstar Video games and leaking knowledge related to Grand Theft Auto 6.
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) September 23, 2022
In accordance with Matthew Keys, the hacker arrested on Thursday is believed to be linked to a bunch generally known as “Lapsus$”. They’re additionally believed to prepare and talk through Telegram, and encrypted messaging app obtainable to the general public.
As of proper now, no additional particulars have been launched by police or different companies concerning the arrest, so we’ll have to attend and see whether or not this allegeded hacker was certainly the culrpit behind the GTA 6 leak.
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