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Right now, London Metropolis Police introduced they’d arrested a 17-year-old from Oxfordshire Thursday night. Whereas the police have but to substantiate why, it’s been reported that the teenager was arrested in reference to the latest Uber and Grand Theft Auto VI leaks. The suspect stays in Metropolis Police custody at the moment.

As reported by The Desk and reporter Matthew Keys, the arrest of the suspected 17-year-old GTA hacker by police in the UK was a part of an investigation being carried out by the FBI and the UK’s Cyber Crime Unit. It had beforehand been reported that the FBI was possible wanting into the latest hacks at Uber and Rockstar Video games.

A supply instructed The Desk that {the teenager} is being held on quite a few costs, together with conspiracy to assault at the least two totally different laptop techniques.

It’s believed that the teenage hacker arrested Thursday night in Oxfordshire is related to the hacker group “Laspus$.” This group of hackers is allegedly additionally concerned with high-profile digital intrusions at different massive corporations together with Uber, Microsoft, Cisco, Samsung, Nvidia, and Okta. The group first confirmed up in 2021, hacking Brazil’s Ministry of Well being. It was thought the group had gone inactive, however earlier this month it allegedly ramped up its actions once more and focused Uber and Rockstar Video games.

The Grand Theft Auto VI leak that occurred over the weekend was one of many largest online game leaks in historical past. 90 video information showcasing early growth footage of the subsequent GTA sport, which is assumed to be GTA VI, had been posted on the GTA Boards and shortly unfold throughout the web. The footage appeared to substantiate earlier stories and rumors that GTA VI could be set in Vice Metropolis and would star two totally different characters, a Bonnie-and-Clyde-like legal couple.

On Monday, September 19, following the leak, Rockstar Video games confirmed that somebody had “illegally” gained entry to its information and shared them on-line. It additionally said that this leak wouldn’t decelerate manufacturing on the sport and that it deliberate to disclose it in a extra official manner quickly.

  

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