UK police may have arrested hacker behind GTA 6 leak

UK police may have arrested hacker behind GTA 6 leak

Investigators may have arrested the hacker who breached Rockstar Games and Uber.

On Friday, the City of London Police was announced(Opens in a new window) had arrested a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire the day before on “suspected hacking”. The teenager remains in custody at this time.

London police declined to provide further details. But journalist Matthew Keys References(Opens in a new window) The arrest is linked to hacks at Rockstar Games and Uber, an unnamed source said.

The BBC hints that the 17-year-old’s arrest is linked to larger events. “This is very important. But we can’t say why because of reporting limitations.” he tweeted(Opens in a new window) BBC reporter Joe Tidy.

The arrest is also of concern because earlier this year police in the UK arrested and charged a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old for their involvement in the LAPSUS$ hacking group, which managed to hack Nvidia, Microsoft and Samsung. the previous weeks.

Despite previous arrests, there are rumors(Opens in a new window) online that at least one of the teenagers was later released. Uber is now accusing LAPSUS$ of breaching the company, citing the hacker’s techniques.

The hacker has so far avoided using the name LAPSUS$. Instead, he’s settled for the moniker “Tea Pot” and “Teapotuberhacker.” The hacker was also happy to brag about hacking Uber and Rockstar Games after stolen videos taken from the unreleased Grand Theft Auto VI game leaked last weekend.

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In Uber’s case, the culprit managed to steal the account of a company contractor, likely by purchasing the stolen credentials from a Dark Web marketplace and then repeatedly trying to log into the victim’s account.

“Each time, the contractor received a two-factor authentication request, which initially blocked access. Eventually, however, the contractor accepted one, and the attacker successfully got in,” Uber said. The company has since been cooperating with the FBI and Department of Justice in the investigation. The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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