It was a tough weekend for Rockstar Video games, with supply code and pictures for Grand Theft Auto 6 leaking on-line. The hacker reportedly claimed to be the identical one chargeable for breaching Microsoft, Samsung, Nvidia and, extra lately, Uber. Uber has since launched an announcement on the identical, figuring out the person as a part of the group Lapsus$.
“We consider that this attacker (or attackers) are affiliated with a hacking group known as Lapsus$, which has been more and more lively during the last 12 months or so. This group sometimes makes use of comparable methods to focus on know-how firms, and in 2022 alone has breached Microsoft, Cisco, Samsung, Nvidia and Okta, amongst others.”
It acknowledged experiences that “this identical actor breached online game maker Rockstar Video games.” Uber mentioned it was in “shut coordination with the FBI and US Division of Justice on this matter and can proceed to assist their efforts.”
Rockstar Video games additionally launched an announcement in regards to the leak lately and mentioned it didn’t anticipate any disruption to present companies or any long-term influence on initiatives in growth. It was “extraordinarily dissatisfied” to see the main points leaked however mentioned that work on the following Grand Theft Auto would “proceed as deliberate.”
“We stay as dedicated as ever to delivering an expertise to you, our gamers, that really exceeds your expectations. We’ll replace everybody once more quickly and, after all, will correctly introduce you to this subsequent sport when it’s prepared.”
Grand Theft Auto 6 was reportedly concentrating on a launch someday between April 2023 and March 2024. Nevertheless, builders consider it’s “at the least two years” off, which implies it may arrive someday within the 2025 fiscal 12 months. Keep tuned for extra particulars and updates within the meantime.