UK police arrest teen hacker reportedly linked with GTA 6 leak

By Sean Carey,

UK police have arrested a 17-year-old on suspicion of hacking, and it's been reported that the arrest is directly linked to the recent GTA 6 hack that saw 90 early gameplay videos of the open-world game uploaded online.

The City of London Police, in connection with the UK's National Cyber Crime Unit, have arrested a 17-year-old from Oxfordshire "on suspicion of hacking," and it's being claimed that the arrest is linked to the hacks on Rockstar Games and possibly Uber.

UK police arrest Oxfordshire teen on "suspicion of hacking," arrest claimed to be linked to GTA 6 hack

Ex-Reuters journalist Matthew Keys claimed on Twitter that a source has confirmed that the arrest is "related to intrusion on Rockstar Games and possibly Uber Technologies." Keys also says that the arrest of the 17-year-old "was done in concert with an investigation conducted by the FBI, according to a source with knowledge of the matter."

"Police expected to give more details on the arrest of 17-year-old Rockstar Games hacker later today; possible statement coming from the FBI later this morning/afternoon," Keys said.

Earlier this week, Rockstar Games confirmed that an "unauthorised third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information" from its systems. Shortly after the GTA 6 leak, Uber released a statement concerning a recent cybersecurity incident of its own. Uber linked the security breach to hacking group Lapsus$ (though this is not confirmed), which is also believed to also be behind the Rockstar Games intrusion. Uber said it was "in close coordination with the FBI and US Department of Justice" on the matter.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean graduated from Southampton Solent University with a first-class honours degree in Journalism, which he uses to keep TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies topped up with gaming and industry news. When not scouring the web for the latest big story, you’ll find him tearing up the streets in Forza Horizon 5, or failing miserably in Call of Duty: Warzone.