Everything we know about the GTA 6 hacking scandal

ROCKSTAR Games, developer of the Grand Theft Auto series, experienced a hack where almost a hundred videos of GTA 6 were stolen and illegally uploaded to the internet.

The case is still ongoing, but here is everything we know about the hack so far:

The image released by police to announce the arrest of a teen on suspicion of hacking.


The image released by police to announce the arrest of a teen on suspicion of hacking.Credit: City of London Police / Twitter

How did someone steal videos of GTA 6?

Following the leak Rockstar released a statement about the events.

It reads: “We recently suffered a network intrusion in which an unauthorised third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our system, including early development footage from the upcoming Grand Theft Auto.”

The company has teamed up with tech company Uber, which experienced a hack earlier this month.

Uber released a statement saying: “There were reports over the weekend that this same actor breached video game maker Rockstar Games.”

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The companies involved the FBI and US Department of Justice in the investigation.

Uber was compromised when a hacker obtained the password for a company contractor’s Slack account.

Slack is a messaging service that a number of companies use to contact employees.

After numerous attempts, the contractor accepted the login attempt via the two-factor authentication system.

From here, they were able to access other employees’ accounts with higher permissions.

It is unclear whether they used similar means to bypass Rockstar Games’ security also.

Who is the GTA 6 hacker?

To date, no one has been convicted of the security breach on Rockstar Games.

However, City of London Police announced that they arrested a 17-year-old from Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking offences.

While the police have not confirmed that the arrest is in connection to the Rockstar case, journalist Matthew Keys reported that sources close to him connected the two.

The teen was held in custody and appeared before Highbury Corner Youth Court on Saturday, September 24.

He has been charged with two counts of breach of bail conditions, and two counts of computer misuse.

If convicted, how long will the alleged GTA 6 hacker spend in jail?

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