One of the year’s biggest gaming scandals, the Grand Theft Auto 6 hack, appears to have found one culprit with ties to the leaks. A 17-year-old boy was arrested in Oxfordshire, UK, for alleged connections to the leaked GTA 6 footage and possibly the attacks on Uber that took place around the same time. The teenager, whose name is being withheld due to his minor status, is allegedly linked to a group called “Lapsus$”. Investigators believe the self-organized cybercriminal group could be the ones behind the GTA 6 leaks.
However, the situation first arose on the GTAForums, with a user going by the name teapottuberhacker confessing to leaking over 90 Grand Theft Auto 6 clips. A day later, Rockstar Games released a statement confirming the authenticity of the videos and expressing their disappointment. It is currently unknown whether the teen arrested this morning in Oxfordshire, UK is the teapottuberhacker who claimed responsibility for the attacks. The boy is currently believed to be in custody and police are still waiting to issue an official statement.
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The New Grand Theft Auto 6 Hack Situation at Hand
Following these reports, it’s difficult to determine who is behind the attacks. We do know the teapottuberhacker also claimed to have the source code for GTA 6 and GTA 5. However, we are now seeing multiple users coming out, pretending to be the hacker behind the cyber attacks. One user was even scammed out of $100,000 for attempting to purchase the GTA 5 source code from someone posing as the hacker. So, for all, we know the teapottuberhacker could be doing the same. Or, Alternatively, could be a pawn amidst the ploy.
We also have a new trail after the arrest, following the group identifying themselves as “Lapsus$”. UK’s National Cyber Crime Unit and the FBI who made the arrest are still waiting to release an update statement pertaining to the boy and his larger connection with the cybergroup now at play.
With so few details, it’s difficult to say, so this is all idle speculation ofcourse. However, the situation is changing by the hour, so stay tuned as we will be covering it as it develops. As most likely the dust won’t settle until Rockstar Games get’s some justice.