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GTA VI – Leak was probably a targeted hacker attack to blackmail Rockstar Games (Update)

While it initially looked as if the recent leak for GTA VI had accidentally fallen into your hands, things are now a little different. A targeted attack on Rockstar Games could have taken place here in order to then blackmail the developer.

At least that is what the transport service provider Uber assumes, which suspects the same group that attacked its own system earlier in the same year to be behind the attack. The FBI and the American authorities are now investigating here, although in the case of Uber there have probably already been the first arrests.

Rockstar Games itself has not yet spoken of a targeted attack, but of a leak that one regrets for the players who are longing for it GTA VI waiting.

“We believe this attacker is connected to a hacking group called Lapsus$, which has become increasingly active over the past year,” Uber said. “This group typically uses similar techniques to target tech companies and in 2022 alone has hit Microsoft, Cisco, Samsung, Nvidia, and Okta, among others. There have also been reports over the weekend that the same actor has attacked video game maker Rockstar Games. We are in close coordination with the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice on this matter and will continue to support their efforts.”

The aim is said to be the theft of the source code, parts of which were actually published in order to use them in “a deal” negotiate with Rockstar Games.

It is not to be assumed that Rockstar Games will embark on this, instead it is assured that work on GTA VI continue as usual.

updates: In the meantime, there has probably been a first arrest in this connection, after which a 17-year-old from Oxfordshire was arrested by the police. An official statement is to be made shortly.

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