Everything goes faster in the world of video games, even the police. A teenager was arrested last night in the south of England in connection with the investigation into the hacking of Rockstar Games servers that took place just a week ago. The young man is said to be a member of the Lapsus$ hacker group, which is definitely making a lot of noise at the moment..
The collaboration between the FBI and the English police will have been fruitful and therefore everything will have gone very quickly. It’s still just a rumor, but it’s making a lot of noise on social media. The hacker responsible for hacking GTA 6 last week is said to have been arrested in England in Oxfordshire. We still have little information about the person arrested. All we know is that he is a 17-year-old boy.
after the escape of ninety GTA 6 gameplay videos on the networks last weekend, Take Two and Rockstar Games were forced to confirm the hack of their server. Malicious hackers not only stole videos and images, but also stole the source code for Grand Theft Auto 5 and Grand Theft Auto 6. They threaten to sell the game’s source code to the highest bidder if the game’s publisher refuses. to pay the ransom. This announcement shocked the entire gaming world, especially since GTA 6 is still years away from its official release.
The Lapsus$ hacker detained by the British police is not even of legal age
The suspected perpetrators of this data theft are an international hacker group called Lapsus$. The latter became famous by attacking the most renowned technology companies. The first cyberattack claimed by the gang was the hacking of the Brazilian Ministry of Health in 2021. Ubisoft, T-Mobile, Microsoft, and more recently, Uber are among the victims of the group.
On the night of Thursday 22nd September 2022, City of London Police arrested a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking, as part of an investigation backed by the @NCA_ESNational Cyber Crimes Unit (NCCU).
He remains in police custody. pic.twitter.com/Zfa3OlDR6J
— City of London Police (@CityPolice) September 23, 2022
we see it, no goal seems too big by Lapsus$. To achieve their ends, hackers use a combination of techniques ranging from phone calls to helpdesk, phishing andmalware usage. Is the hacker arrested in the UK the instigator of the attack on Rockstar Games or is he just a member of the organization? Will the gang keep a low profile or will they outbid? So many questions that remain unanswered. One thing is certain, we will have heard a lot about Lapsus$ in a very short time.