Alleged GTA 6 hacker pleads not guilty to computer misuse charges

By Sean Carey,

The 17-year-old reportedly responsible for the huge GTA 6 leak has pleaded not guilty to charges of computer misuse.

Eurogamer reports that while the teen pleaded not guilty to computer misuse charges, the individual did in fact plead guilty to breaching bail conditions. The teenager is now being held at a youth detention centre.

GTA 6 suspect hacker pleads not guilty to computer misuse charges

"The 17-year-old who appeared at Highbury Corner Youth Court on 24th September has pleaded guilty to breaching his bail conditions and not guilty to computer misuse," City of London detective inspector Michael O'Sullivan told Eurogamer. "The teenager has been remanded to a youth detention centre."

As per Bloomberg Law, prosecutor Valerie Benjamin said in court that the teen had used a mobile phone which he "didn't have permission to have" to hack companies and was "holding them to ransom" to gain access to software. The case has since been referred to a higher court.

Earlier this month, over 90 early gameplay videos of GTA 6 were leaked and uploaded online. Shortly after, Rockstar Games issued a statement confirming it had indeed been hacked by a third party who had "illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our systems, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto."

Not long after, a 17-year-old was arrested, and former Reuters journalist Matthew Keys claimed that the arrest was indeed linked to the Rockstar Games hack, though this is yet to be officially confirmed by police.
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.