London police arrest teen hacking suspect, haven’t confirmed GTA 6 leak link

Today, London Police announced on Twitter on September 23 that they had arrested a 17-year-old on suspicion of hacking as part of an investigation by the National Crime Agency’s Cybercrime Unit. It had previously been reported that the FBI was likely investigating the recent attacks on Uber and Rockstar Games.

The teen is currently in custody, although no details have been released. Although there were rumors and intense speculation before the arrest that the hacker was a teenager operating out of the UK, London police have not confirmed any link between the two cases.

The Rockstar Games hacker, after posting nearly an hour of footage of the game in development, claimed responsibility for the Uber breach. With the Rockstar Games leak, the hacker also claimed to have obtained the source code for Grand Theft Auto 5 and GTA 6, as well as a test version of the game in development. Rockstar confirmed the unprecedented hack on Monday, but noted there would be no disruption to its services or development of GTA 6.

A studio representative posted on Twitter :

“We recently experienced a network intrusion in which an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded sensitive information from our systems, including early development material for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto,”

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