Game news GTA 6: The alleged responsible for the leaks before British justice!
The case shook the entire industry last week: GTA 6 leaked. Or rather, videos of development versions, source codes, and lots of information, all against the backdrop of blackmail. And things moved very quickly.
- GTA 6: the leak that made noise around the world
- Hacking, Blackmail, Industry and Rockstar Reactions
- The FBI involved, the young man was arrested and charged in England
GTA 6: the leak that made noise around the world
On Sunday, September 18, the internet was on fire. Hundreds of gameplay videos, from test or alpha versions from Grand Theft Auto VI, found themselves online. A good time in the video, which presents many game mechanics. A drop of an extraordinary magnitude, which makes possible the Get an idea of the direction Rockstar wants or wants to take in his next blockbuster.
However, it is impossible to get an accurate idea of what the game looks like, since the videos are from working versions. An important point that caused a lot of reactions among developers, which is a specific number to share images of prototype versions in their games. The Last of Us, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, God of War (2018), Gears of War, Streets of Rage 4 or even Overwatch, many triple A’s are promoted in very distant versions of their commercial versions.
Hacking, Blackmail, Industry and Rockstar Reactions
But apart from the information related to GTA 6, the case is also surrounded by blackmail, and even a scam. The alleged pirate, who spoke at length to various media over the weekend, revealed that he has the source codes for Grand Theft Auto V and GTA 6, and that he looking to negotiate with Rockstar.
Then, the developers’ exchanges were published, showing that the motivation behind the hack and leaks above all financial. An unknown person was scammed, thinking that he bought GTA 5 source code $100,000 before we could confirm it was a scam. Rockstar’s reaction came the following Tuesday, without mentioning the case of blackmail or leaking the source code. The studio said it was disappointed to see its work revealed, but reassured that work will continue as normal.
The FBI involved, the young man was arrested and charged in England
From a legal point of view, it is Uber who put a coin back in the machine by implying that the Rockstar hack could be linked to the one the company suffered. On September 23, a new twist, ever Matthew Keysan award-winning journalist and former Reuters employee, said British police had arrested the alleged hacker.
London City Police later confirmed the report, adding that it was an arrest as part of an investigation by the UK National Crime Agency’s cybercrime unit, with the 17-year-old accused arrested in Oxfordshire. According to the journalist’s sources, the author is likely part of the Lapsus$ pirate group, which hacked various giants such as Microsoft, Ubisoft and Samsung. The FBI has been involved in both parties’ requests, but the federal agency has yet to hear back.
On the night of Thursday September 22, 2022, the London City Police arrested a 17-year-old boy in Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking, in an investigation supported by the National Cyber Crime Unit of the National Crime Agency. He remains in custody. The youth was charged with two counts of breaching bail conditions and two counts of computer misuse. He will appear at Highbury Corner Youth Court on Saturday September 24, 2022.
The young man was arrested, who was in court last March last, so appeared in juvenile court this weekend in London, as scheduled. The verdict has not yet been issued, but the accused has been charged with two counts of non compliance with parole and two principals fraudulent use of computer. The latter therefore carries a lot of risk, especially since American justice has not yet shown what it intends to do.