This month, the City of London Police have announced the arrest of a 17-year-old in connection with the Rockstar Games and Uber hacking. The suspect is said to be the GTA 6 hacker and connected with the Lapsus$ hacking group, which leaked huge amounts of gameplay footage from the still-developing game.
The arrest in Oxfordshire occurred on the evening of September 22 as part of an investigation supported by the National Crime Agency's National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU).
The teenage suspect is currently in police custody. Lapsus$ has been involved in numerous cybersecurity incidents against industry leaders in the last few years. Most recently, it hacked into Rockstar India's Slack channel and obtained hours of alpha footage of GTA 6, as well as the source code of GTA 6 and GTA 5.
The "teapotuberhacker" (as the hacker calls himself) has threatened to sell the source code unless Rockstar offers a suitable purchase offer. He has claimed responsibility for the Uber security breach last week.
Rockstar issued a rare statement expressing its disappointment with the leaks and reassuring players that work on GTA 6 will continue as planned and there would be no service interruptions for existing products.
As this story develops, we’ll keep our readers updated.