A 17 yr outdated was arrested in Oxfordshire yesterday, as a result of suspicions of hacking. In line with journalist Matthew Keys and sources who spoke to them, they had been allegedly concerned within the GTA 6 hack that resulted in a serious data leak final weekend, and are additionally related 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. Presently in police custody, there’s presently no affirmation made by the police whether or not they had been arrested for the GTA 6 hack, though in line with journalist Matthew keys an extra assertion by the London Metropolis Police shall be launched later as we speak. An announcement from the FBI may additionally be launched quickly.
The hacker chargeable 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 belongings had been authentic, resulting in an inflow of business assist and numerious different devs posting their very own early recreation builds to indicate that the GTA 6 that the world might 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 information related to Grand Theft Auto 6.
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) September 23, 2022
In line with Matthew Keys, the hacker arrested on Thursday is believed to be related to a bunch generally known as “Lapsus$”. They’re additionally believed to arrange and talk by way of Telegram, and encrypted messaging app out there 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.
For extra GTA 6 content material, try our characteristic on the GTA 6 leaks, and why you need to neglect what you suppose you realize about recreation improvement.