London police have announced the arrest of a 17 year old of age suspected of carrying out serious hacking activities As part of an investigation carried out by the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) of the United Kingdom. According to sources close to the investigation, he could be the author of the massive leak of confidential material from RockstarGames last weekend, through which numerous videos and images of the development of GTA VI.
Suspect in the hacking of Rockstar and Uber
At the moment, the London police have not confirmed that it is the person responsible for the GTA VI hack, although the journalist matthew keys ensures that a trusted source related to said arrest has confirmed that, indeed, it’s about the hacker who stole Rockstar Games’ confidential development material, the same individual behind the previous shipping company hack Uber.
On the evening of Thursday 22 September 2022, the City of London Police arrested a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking, as part of an investigation supported by the @NCA_UK‘s National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU).
He remains in police custody. pic.twitter.com/Zfa3OlDR6J
— City of London Police (@CityPolice) September 23, 2022
On the other hand, the official confirmation of the case should come to light in the next few hours, since it is a case in which said British agency and the FBI of the United States, an agency that has been investigating the Uber hack. At the moment, the only thing that seems confirmed is that it is a 17-year-old person from oxfordshirea county very close to the British capital.
The suspicious stay low police custody and has been arrested for “possible hacking” after an exhaustive investigation by the authorities. At the moment there are no more details about it.
UPDATE: Police expected to give more details on arrest of 17-year-old Rockstar Games hacker later today, possible statement coming from the FBI later this morning/afternoon.
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) September 23, 2022
One of the biggest leaks in the video game industry
Let us remember that the recent filtration of confidential material GTA VI is considered one of the largest in the history of the industry, when last Sunday, September 18, a multitude of videos and images of the game in an early stage of development began to appear on the Internet. Shortly after, Rockstar Games itself confirmed the theft through an official statement, ensuring that the development of the title will not be affected.
Source | pc gamer