FBI hunts GTA 6 leaker, who may be affiliated with Lapsus$ hackers

FBI hunts GTA 6 leaker, who may be affiliated with Lapsus$ hackers
FBI hunts GTA 6 leaker, who may be affiliated with Lapsus$ hackers

Uber and Take-Two Interactive are reportedly working with the FBI to track down the hacker who died a few days ago.

. He stole 3GB of secret Grand Theft Auto 6 images and information. The GTA 6 leaks have since spread like wildfire and the hacker, known as teapotuberhackeralso claims the Uber security infiltration that took place on September 16.

Uber then issued an official statement stating that they have been victims of Lapsus$, a collective of hackers known for breaking into databases of many companies, including Microsoft, Cisco, Samsung and Nvidia. Lapsus$ is also believed to be behind the Rockstar Games hack.

“We believe that this attacker (or attackers) are affiliated with the Lapsus$ hacker group, which has become increasingly active over the past year. Reports surfaced over the weekend that the same hacker also cracked video game maker Rockstar Games. We are in close consultation with the FBI and the US Department of Justice on this matter and will continue to support their efforts.”

Incidentally, neither Take-Two Interactive nor Rockstar Games have reported working with law enforcement regarding the GTA 6 leaks. However, the publisher has shared takedown notes asking for GTA 6 leaks to be removed.

Yesterday, TTWO released a Form 8-K SEC filing informing investors that the company is “making efforts to isolate and contain the leaks.” The publisher also confirms that existing and future Rockstar Games titles are not affected by the leak.

“Rockstar Games recently experienced a network intrusion in which an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto. Rockstar Games’ other services have not been affected and we have already taken steps taken to isolate and contain this incident.

Work on the game continues as planned. At this time, Rockstar Games expects no further disruption to its current services, nor any long-term impact on development schedules as a result of this incident.”

Source: Tweaktown

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