Earlier this week, the video game community witnessed the largest data leak in gaming history. A hacker, since confirmed as a 17-year-old British individual leaked numerous development footage of GTA 6. The leak showed us a look at the two protagonists in the upcoming title and some gameplay features. Furthermore, the hacker also obtained the source code of GTA 6 and GTA 5.
Fortunately, the hacker was quickly tracked down and arrested, per a UK Police report. The City of London Police on Sunday said that the 17-year-old arrested individual had now been charged with two counts of breach of bail conditions and two counts of computer misuse.
The hacker appeared at Highbury Corner Youth Court on Saturday, September 24. Journalist Matthew Keys shed more light with regards to the arrest, confirming the arrest was related to the Rockstar and Uber leaks.
UPDATE: I've confirmed the 17-year-old arrested in Oxfordshire for the cyber attack on Rockstar and Uber is the same teenager that was arrested earlier this year for hacking Microsoft and Nvidia. The teen associates with a group called "Lapsus$." Additional arrests expected.
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) September 24, 2022
As per the journalist, the teenager is a member of a hacking group called Lapsus$. He was also involved in the Microsoft and Nvidia cyber hacks from last year. The City of London Police also shared a Tweet, confirming the arrest.
Teenager charged with breach of bail and computer misuse offences pic.twitter.com/8rQnsPblIL
— City of London Police (@CityPolice) September 24, 2022
Earlier this Monday, Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar’s parent company acknowledged the GTA leak. They claimed that they had “taken steps to isolate and contain the incident”.