Game News GTA 6: extortion attempt, sale of GTA 5 code, deletion of accounts and images… Update on the evolution of leaks!
It’s been nine years since GTA V was released and met with absolute success. But the public is now waiting for the news of the game called GTA 6, where so far there have been only a few serious leaks. So when several videos of a development version are posted online, the Internet goes into a frenzy.
Drops, or drips, is common in the video game, to the annoyance of the developers, who see their work browsing the web when it is not finished. Usually, the results are small, because they are just a few pieces of information, poor quality images taken on a shoulder, or some video images. But sometimes the drops are big.
GTA 6: big leak of a hundred gameplay videos!
That’s clearly what the developers of Rockstar Games had to deal with yesterday, with dozens and dozens of leaked videos, offering almost an hour of content based on an old version. in what seems to be Grand Theft Auto VI, which ran last generation. After ten minutes of floating, many solid sources, including Jason Schreier, confirmed that the videos were indeed realand that all this finds its origin in the action of a group of hackers, who Uber would also be attacked not long ago.
These published images are also confirmed the presence of a duo consisting of a young Latina woman and a man, Lucia and Jason in the principle of Bonny & Clyde, which develops in a city similar to the Vice City as announced. the the consequences can be enormousand further postpone the release of the title.
The whole is also accompanied by a message that means like other things, like GTA 5 and 6 source codepictures and a version of GTA 6, may be released. The files, which can be downloaded anywhere, begin to be deleted from networks following the claims of the rights holders, a sign that someone, probably the legal department of Rockstar Games or Take 2, asserted their rights.
The big leak: a financial incentive for hackers?
After a day of discussions, debates and exchanges, things started to pick up different twist. A publication on the GTAForum site, posted by the hacker(s), suggests that the motivation behind these big leaks is money :
Ok, so this all unexpectedly went viral. I woke up with more than 3000 private messages on Telegram (encrypted communication application, editor’s note). If you are an employee of Rockstar or Take 2 and you are trying to contact me, send me a private message on Telegram (…) or send me an email (…). I’ll try to read it quickly, I’m looking for a deal.
The person(s) responsible for these leaks will therefore seek to recover the money by threatening Rockstar to release the rest of the material that he has. A few hours later, things changed again, with a message indicating that GTA V source code is for sale with documentation for GTA 6. The RockstarIntel site then saw a sale, indicating that GTA 5 source code is sold for about $100,000while those responsible for the leaks announced that GTA 6 source code “no longer sold”.
Fake accounts, deletion of data, poison seem to be tightening the hackers
However, things are difficult to track with accuracy and certainty. Many fake transactions are taking place on these platforms of cryptocurrencies, and it is impossible to know sI am the hackers who received the money for GTA 5 source code, or if the buyer has been scammed. more fake twitter accounts in the name of the hacker also did, spreading doubt everywhere.
Unconfirmed reports from 40 minutes ago suggest the hacker removed it because his location may have been compromised.
The hacker also appeared on the GTA Forums 48 minutes ago and did not post an update (last visited 6 hours ago).
The plot thickens. pic.twitter.com/rQI0iVIvDU
—Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) September 18, 2022
According to a member of RockstarIntel, the hackers’ Telegram account has been deleted, and all accounts in his name will be fake. The information confirmed by Tom Henderson, who determined for his part that, according to unconfirmed sources, the Telegram account will be deleted because the location of the pirates should have been found. The GTAForum page is visited by the authors in the evening without making a post.