FBI investigating suspected Rockstar hacker


The suspected hacker who leaked around 90 Grand Theft Auto 6 videos and also targeted Uber is under investigation by the FBI.

As reported by Eurogamer, the hacker who claimed responsibility also said he was behind the major cyberattack suffered by Uber on September 18. The taxi company has since published a blog post announcing that it is actively working with the FBI and the US Department of Justice. to solve the problem.

Acknowledging that Rockstar also suffered a breach, Uber said it believed the hacker was associated with Lapsus$, the group behind recent attacks on Nvidia, Microsoft and Samsung.

“We believe this attacker (or these attackers) is affiliated with a hacking group called Lapsus$, which has been increasingly active over the past year or so,” Uber said. “This group typically uses similar techniques to target tech companies and, in 2022 alone, breached Microsoft, Cisco, Samsung, Nvidia, and Okta, among others.

“There were also reports over the weekend that this same actor raped video game maker Rockstar Games. We are in close coordination with the FBI and US Department of Justice regarding this matter and will continue to support their efforts.

Rockstar had been keeping GTA 6 a secret, only announcing the game in February this year, but footage showing robberies, gunshots, fully voiced conversations and more surfaced on GTAForums last week. The footage all but confirms rumors that GTA 6 will feature male and female protagonists and a Vice City setting.

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Seven Britons aged 16 to 21 were arrested in connection with the Lapsus$ attacks in March, shortly after the group hacked into Microsoft and Nvidia.

Rockstar has promised that more information on GTA 6 will be released soon, but it’s unclear when the developer will have a full reveal for the game. Much like its eventual launch, GTA 6 won’t be shown until it’s ready.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll be talking about The Witcher all day.


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