GTA fans have been buzzing the internet for months, hoping to hear news of the upcoming GTA VI. Since it has been almost ten years since GTA V was released, players have high hopes for the next part of the famous franchise, which was only confirmed by the development of Rockstar Games this year.
On September 18, more than 90 photos and videos of the work were released online, giving players their first look at the game since its announcement.
In an online statement, Rockstar confirmed the authenticity of the leak, admitting that the video was stolen in a recent hack.
“At this time, we do not expect any disruption to our live gaming services or any long-term impact on the development of our ongoing projects,” the statement said. “We are very disappointed to share information about our upcoming game like this. »
But who hacked Rockstar Games and leaked the footage?
Source: Rockstar Games Who hacked Rockstar Games and released ‘GTA VI’ footage? A 17-year-old boy was arrested for the crime.
It appears that the perpetrator of the massive outbreak was a 17-year-old teenager living in London, although little was known about the identity of the hacker at the time.
The FBI is said to be investigating the attack and they know it was carried out by someone who goes by the name “White” online and is apparently a member of a group called Lapsus$. The latest hacking attack is also said to have been extended to Uber Technologies.
On the morning of September 23, London’s Metropolitan Police tweeted that they had arrested a 17-year-old “on suspicion of burglary, an investigation supported by…
Although London Metropolitan Police did not confirm an arrest in connection with the Rockstar Games hack, journalist Matthew Keys later tweeted that the suspect was behind the GTA VI hack.
UPDATE: @CityPolice confirms 17-year-old arrested for burglary; The source says that the crime is related to the interference of Rockstar Games and possibly Uber Technologies. https://t.co/lLHX2cpGfA $UBER
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) September 23, 2022
At this time, as the accused is a minor, no information on his name or gender has been released. As the case progresses, it is likely that more information about the hacker will emerge.
Who is the Lapsus$ hacking team?
Lapsus$ is an international hacking group that is well known for numerous attacks against major technology companies, most of which took place in 2022. Previous cybercrimes have targeted other major companies such as Microsoft, Samsung and Nvidia, and others.
In March 2022, the group was accused of stealing the source code of Samsung Galaxy. Before that, he also threatened to leak the source code of some of Nvidia’s most sought-after software. At that time, seven people were arrested for the crimes.
After these attacks, the group was supposed to be operational in April 2022, although recent strikes by Rockstar and Uber confirm that there are still free members. Little is known about the group at the moment.
Source : nouvellefr.com