A police investigation in London led to the arrest of a 17-year-old boy a few days ago. This may be involved in the computer intrusion of the Rockstar studio and the VTC service Uber.
Ten days ago, a major data leak revealed videos of GTA 6, the latest version of the game from the Rockstar studio, which tens of millions of players around the world were eagerly waiting for. The game’s source code had also been stolen along with GTA 5. A few days later, on September 22, a 17-year-old boy was arrested by British police in the southeastern county of Oxfordshire. in England, especially our colleagues from TechCrunch report.
The suspect could be involved in the intrusion of the Rockstar Games servers and in the computer attack that the VTC Uber service suffered in mid-September. London police confirmed the teenager’s arrest but declined to say what case it related to.
Lapsus$ group designated by Uber
Last week, Uber released details of the attack it suffered. The Californian company said it suspected a hacker linked to the Lapsus$ cyber gang. She added that she believed the breach was carried out by the same hacker who broke into Rockstar Games’ servers. Last March, the Lapsus$ group had already been singled out for stealing source code from Microsoft as well as from Okta, Nvidia and Samsung, the latter having been attacked again in early September.
The identity of the teenager arrested in Oxfordshire is unlikely to be revealed for many months due to his age. In March, the London police have already arrested 7 young people aged 16 to 21 who are suspected of having connections with Lapsus$, recalls TechCrunch. The investigation carried out by the London police focuses mainly on financial crime.