A ‘talented youth’ hacker involved in the Grand Theft Auto 6 information leak has been arrested by the FBI based on the latest official reports.
A 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with the hack into Uber and Rockstar Games that led to the massive Grand Theft Auto 6 leak over the weekend. As gamers know, last weekend the first footage of Grand Theft Auto 6 was released online by an anonymous hacker who shared more than 90 videos of the game in the early stages of development. Those aren’t the only things this hacker has obtained, with some reports even stating that the hacker has obtained the source code for both Grand Theft Auto 5 and Grand Theft Auto 6.
The situation quickly turned messy as GTA 6 footage spread across the Internet like a wildfire. One individual was scammed of $100,000 trying to buy GTA 5 source code by someone posing as a hacker, while others took to social media pretending to be the person behind the cyberattacks to demand money. ransom. Rockstar Games responded to the situation a day later, expressing disappointment over the leak but stating that it would not affect the development of Grand Theft Auto 6.
Currently, a 17-year-old man in connection with the incident has been arrested in Oxfordshire, England. According to reports, the arrest took place in collaboration between the UK’s National Cyber Crime Unit and the FBI. Former Reuters journalist Matthew Keys has said that police and the FBI are likely to release a statement about the arrest at some point today.
Whenever official statements are made, it is possible that the Grand Theft Auto 6 hacker will remain unidentified as the hacker is still a minor. Even so, a hack and leak of this scale would still lead to serious legal consequences. Those consequences will remain under consideration, but more information about the situation and potential charges will come to light when the FBI releases its statement later today.
The GTA 6 hack confirmed many details about the game that were previously leaked by industry insiders. For example, the information that the game will have two main characters, a male and a female has been corroborated by leaked videos. There is also the long-rumored information that Grand Theft Auto 6 will be set in Miami-based Vice City, which is another detail that has been corroborated by the leak.
While it’s unclear when an official Grand Theft Auto 6 gameplay reveal will take place, the situation is likely to delay Rockstar’s marketing plans for the game. Rockstar has stated that development of the game has not been affected by the leak, but we still have to wait and see when the gameplay reveal will take place and when fans will be able to enjoy the much-anticipated game. this.
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