A 17 12 months previous was arrested in Oxfordshire yesterday, as a result of suspicions of hacking. In keeping with journalist Matthew Keys and sources who spoke to them, they have been allegedly concerned within the GTA 6 hack that resulted in a significant 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.
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. At the moment in police custody, there’s at present no affirmation made by the police whether or not they have been arrested for the GTA 6 hack, though in line with journalist Matthew keys an extra assertion by the London Metropolis Police will likely be launched later immediately. A press release from the FBI may additionally be launched quickly.
The hacker chargeable for the GTA 6 had earlier within the week publicised that they have 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 have been reliable, resulting in an inflow of business help and numerious different devs posting their very own early sport builds to point out that the GTA 6 that the world may see because of the leaks wasn’t more likely 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 gaggle often called “Lapsus$”. They’re additionally believed to prepare 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 relating to 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 must overlook what you assume you understand about sport improvement.