A 17-year-old has been arrested by the City of London Police on suspicion of hacking and remains in police custody.
The teenager is said to be responsible for the attack on video game development studio Rockstar Games last week.
On Sunday September 18th, 2022 someone posted almost a hundred videos of the upcoming Rockstar game GTA 6 online.
They obtained the footage by hacking into the studio’s database, Rockstar confirmed.
On Monday, Rockstar issued a statement confirming the source of the leaks and saying the incident will not delay the game’s development.
It read: “We recently suffered a network intrusion where an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our system.
“[This is] including early development footage of the upcoming Grand Theft Auto.”
Rockstar then partnered with tech company Uber, believing the attack came from the same actor who hacked the company earlier this month.
Uber released a statement announcing the partnership and confirmed that the FBI and US Department of Justice are now involved.
It said: “Over the weekend, there were reports that the same actor had breached video game maker Rockstar Games.
“We are in close coordination with the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice on this matter and will continue to support their efforts.”
However, the latest tip on the case suggests the hack was carried out in England and not the US.
At 1pm today (September 23), the City of London Police announced on Twitter that a 17-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of hacking.
The tweet reads: “On the evening of 22 September 2022, City of London Police arrested a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking as part of an investigation backed by the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU).
“He remains in police custody.”
Journalist Matthew Keys has since reported that a source confirmed to him that “the crime is linked to intrusion into Rockstar Games and possibly Uber Technologies.”
London police have not publicly confirmed whether the teenager arrested last night is linked to the GTA case.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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