September 24, 2022

By Ray Ampoloquio

17-year-old suspect behind GTA 6 leaks already in police custody in the UK

Days after news of the massive Rockstar Games data breach broke out, the police have in custody the 17-year-old that's behind the entire fiasco.

Sources claim the individual is part of a larger hacking group, Lapsus$, and that they're also behind the Uber hack.

Grand Theft Auto 6 is easily the most highly anticipated game of this decade, so leaks are almost always expected.

However, there's a difference if an individual commits a crime just to get privy information, which is what happened here.

What's worse is that the hacker threatened to blackmain all of the companies involved if they do not cooperate and give in to their demands.

It's not clear if Rockstar as well as Take-Two Interactive gave in to the hacker's demands, but it seems they've prevented the spread of the footage even further. 

Rockstar's statement confirms that the company doesn't see the timeline of the next GTA to change because of this issue.