FBI Investigating Hacker Who Leaked Rockstar GTA 6
September 20, 2022
The hacker who claimed responsibility for Grand Theft Auto 6’s massive content leak over the weekend is currently under investigation by the FBI.
The same attacker also said he was behind last week’s high-profile hacking app Uber, which provided an update on its own investigations.
“There were also reports over the weekend that this same actor violated video game maker Rockstar Games,” Uber wrote in a recently updated blog post. “We are in close coordination with the FBI and the US Department of Justice on this matter and will continue to support their efforts.”
Uber said it believed the person responsible was “affiliated with a hacking group called Lapsus$, which has been increasingly active over the past year or so” and also breached a list of other companies technologies this year such as Microsoft, Samsung and Nvidia.
Yesterday, Rockstar issued its own statement on the hack and admitted that it suffered a “network intrusion” which led to the leaked information being taken from its servers.
The GTA maker said it was “extremely disappointed” but said there would be no “long-term effect” on development. No live services, such as Grand Theft Auto Online, were interrupted.
In March this year, BBC News reported on a 16-year-old from Oxford known online as ‘White’ or ‘Breachbase’, who was accused of being one of the group’s leaders Lapsus$.
The true identity of ‘White’ was publicly identified by other hackers and was one of seven people arrested by City of London Police – before all were eventually released under investigation.
“I had never heard of any of this until recently,” the 16-year-old’s father said at the time. “He never talked about hacking, but he is very good at computers and spends a lot of time on the computer. I always thought he was playing games.
“We will try to prevent it from going to computers.”