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Hacker behind GTA 6 leak is under investigation by the FBI

The hacker, who leaked 90+ videos of GTA 6 gameplay earlier this week on GTAForums is currently under investigation by the FBI.

Along with Rockstar Games, another high-profile company, Uber, also suffered significant data breaches last week. It is suspected that the hacker who leaked GTA 6 gameplay was also behind the hacking incident Uber.

Uber believes this attacker is affiliated with an active hacking group called “Lapsus$”.

A few days ago, Uber issued a statement on their website saying,

This group typically uses similar techniques to target technology companies, and in 2022 alone has breached Microsoft, Cisco, Samsung, Nvidia, and Okta, among others. There are also reports over the weekend that this same actor breached video game maker Rockstar Games.

Uber also added that they are working in close coordination with the FBI and US Department Of Justice to apprehend the perpetrator.

A couple of days ago, Rockstar Games admitted that they had suffered from “network intrusion” resulting in a leak of GTA 6 gameplay and other important files. Although no live services like GTA Online were interrupted because of the hack, the damage Rockstar suffered is beyond repair.

The GTA maker said they were “extremely disappointed” by the way GTA 6 was revealed to the world and the leak won’t have any “long-term effect” on the game’s development.

According to a report by BBC News, in March this year, a teenager from Oxford known as “White” or “Breachbase”, was accused of being one of the leaders of the hacking group “Lapsus$”. London police arrested seven teenagers in relation to the gang.

“Lapsus$” reportedly generated $14 million from its illegal activities.

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