A teenager from the United Kingdom has been arrested on suspicion of hacking, and a new report links the individual to the recent Rockstar Games breach that resulted in over 90 videos and screens from GTA 6 being leaked online. The report links the individual to the Rockstar Games breach through the use of a digital fingerprint.
A seventeen-year-old male was taken into custody in Oxfordshire as part of an investigation that was assisted by a cybercrime unit in the United Kingdom, according to a tweet from the City of London Police. A former journalist for Reuters named Matthew Keys cites a source who says the arrest is related to “intrusion on Rockstar Games and possibly Uber Technologies.” Aside from the fact that the teenager is still being held in custody, no other information has been made public; however, police are expected to give more details later, and the FBI may make a statement after that.
If you haven’t been keeping up, Uber just announced that it had been hacked by the same person or group that was responsible for the release of Grand Theft Auto 6 information and that the company is now cooperating with the FBI and the US Department of Justice in its investigation of the breach.
When asked about the incident, Uber said at the time, “We suspect that this attacker (or attackers) are linked with a hacking gang called Lapsus$, which has been more active over the course of the previous year or so.” “When it comes to targeting technological businesses, this gang often employs methods that are analogous to one another. In 2022 alone, they have successfully broken into Microsoft, Cisco, Samsung, Nvidia, and Okta, amongst other organizations.
It went on to say, “There are also claims that over the weekend that this same actor infiltrated video game producer Rockstar Games.” Regarding this issue, we are working in close coordination with the FBI and the United States Department of Justice, and we will continue to support the efforts that they are doing.
An 18-year-old man from Oxfordshire was arrested in March on suspicion of being one of the leaders of the hacking ring that was active earlier this year, as reported by the BBC in March. Although the City of London Police reported at the time that seven adolescents were detained in connection with Lapsus$, they did not confirm whether or not the 17-year-old in question was one of those adolescents.
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