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A 17-year-old boy may have been involved in video hacking of Rockstar Games leaked From the long-awaited new game Grand Theft Auto VI.
London police said Friday on Twitter A boy has been arrested in Oxfordshire on suspicion of piracy.
Technology journalists soon wrote based on police sources that he is the person behind the Rockstar hack and possibly also behind the Uber taxi service. in advance this month.
British police issued an update on the arrest yesterday, adding that the boy was also suspected of violating the terms under which he was previously released in exchange for a conditional amnesty.
This may have something to do with the hack earlier this year at Nvidia and Microsoft message Insider tech journalist Matthew Keys.
The boy had been accused of being involved in this breach and was living at home with his mother pending the hearing in the case. He is said to be a member of the hacking group Lapsus$, which has often made the news by hacking big tech companies.
According to Keys, at least two others could have collaborated with the boy on the Uber and Rockstar hacks. More arrests are expected.
Billion dollar business
The Rockstar hack, in particular, caused quite a stir last week. The gaming industry is a multi-million dollar business grand theft autoThe series is one of the most successful game series ever. The last installment in the series was released in 2013 and instantly grossed over $850 million in a single day.
Earlier this year, it was only confirmed that the highly anticipated sixth installment, Grand Theft Auto VI, was under development. Nothing else has been known about the content or the game’s release date, let alone the sharing of images.
That changed with the hack, with about fifty minutes of gameplay from an early version of the game appearing online in dozens of videos. Rockstar confirmed the authenticity of the photos, saying he was “extremely disappointed” by the details shared.
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