A 17 12 months outdated was arrested in Oxfordshire yesterday, because of the suspicions of hacking. In keeping 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 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.
When it comes to data that has been confirmed, the London City Police has come forward and announced 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’s at present 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 might be launched later at this time. A press release from the FBI might also be launched quickly.
The hacker chargeable for the GTA 6 had earlier within the week publicised that they had been seeking to make a “deal” with Rockstar (thanks Gamebyte), however since then issues have gone quiet. Rockstar Video games did come out to substantiate that the leaked belongings had been reliable, resulting in an inflow of trade help and numerious different devs posting their very own early recreation builds to indicate that the GTA 6 that the world may see because of 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 keeping with Matthew Keys, the hacker arrested on Thursday is believed to be linked to a bunch often called “Lapsus$”. They’re additionally believed to arrange and talk by way of Telegram, and encrypted messaging app accessible 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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