A significant development has occurred in the GTA VI leak saga with the arrest of the alleged hacker. Other significant hacks that have happened during the past few months are also thought to have been perpetrated by same hacker.
In case you haven’t been keeping up with the news, Rockstar Games just had a significant hack. This week, the organization was breached, allowing the attacker to take a large amount of sensitive data. The 3GB of early production gameplay footage that was posted online serves as the story’s main focal point. More than 90 movies of what we think to be pre-alpha footage were part of this leak.
Additionally, there are rumors that the hacker held the game’s source code ransom for $100,000. You should consider that to be speculative and take it with a grain of salt. Other data could have also been stolen in the incident.
Advertisement PERHAPS THE GTA VI HACKER WAS ARRESTED As you can expect, Rockstar Games employees are not happy about this and are collaborating with the US government to identify the perpetrators. But it appears that the culprit was truly apprehended, and they reside far away.
A report from the City of London Police states that the alleged GTA VI hacker was taken into custody. At this time, the public is not aware of this person’s identify. We do know that they are a 17-year-old boy or girl who resides in Oxfordshire.
As part of an investigation backed by the @NCA_UK ‘s National Cyber Crime Unit, the City of London Police detained a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking on the evening of Thursday, September 22, 2022. (NCCU).
Advertisement He’s still being held by the cops. pic.twitter.com/Zfa3OlDR6J
Police in the City of London (@CityPolice) September 23, 2022
Advertisement This young person is also thought to have recently infiltrated Uber. To validate this, we’ll need to wait for further authoritative information. We do know that if this person was behind the Uber and Rockstar Games leak, they will likely spend a significant amount of time behind bars. Hacking is one thing, but in this case the child was really swimming against the tide.