Police arrest 17-year-old on suspicion of hacking in aftermath of GTA VI leak

Anish Vij

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Police arrest 17-year-old on suspicion of hacking in aftermath of GTA VI leak

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Police have arrested a 17-year-old on suspicion of hacking amid the recent GTA VI leak.

City of London Police say the teenager is from Oxfordshire and has was detained on Thursday evening (22 September).

The teenager remains in custody.

Police have been investigating the 'Lapsus$' hacking group, Reuters reports. Uber Technologies said the group was responsible for a hack on the ride-sharing app, while an Uber hacker is also rumoured to be behind the GTA leak, though police have not confirmed if the arrest was related to that investigation.

Rockstar Games said they were 'extremely disappointed' that leaked footage from one of their upcoming games was shared online.

In a statement, the company said: "We recently suffered a network intrusion in which an unauthorised third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential "information from our systems, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto.

"At this time, we do not anticipate any disruption to our live game services nor any long-term effect on the development of our ongoing projects.

"We are extremely disappointed to have any details of our next game shared with you all in this way.

"Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game will continue as planned and we remain as committed as ever to delivering an experience to you, our players, that truly exceeds your expectations.

"We will update everyone again soon and, of course, will properly introduce you to this next game when it is ready.

"We want to thank everyone for their ongoing support through this situation."

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Topics: News, Gaming

Anish Vij
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