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The Grand Theft Auto 6 Hacker May Have Been Arrested

At least one person connected to the Grand Theft Auto 6 hack and leak has been arrested, according to the latest reports.

 

A 17-year-old has been arrested in connection with the Uber and Rockstar Games hacks that led to last weekend’s massive Grand Theft Auto 6 leak. Last weekend, footage of Grand Theft Auto 6 hit the web for the first time, thanks to an anonymous hacker who shared more than 90 videos of the game’s early development. Reports differed on what the hacker obtained, with some claiming to have acquired the source code for both Grand Theft Auto 5 and Grand Theft Auto 6.

The situation quickly got messy beyond the footage of Grand Theft Auto 6 spreading like wildfire on the internet. An individual was defrauded out of $100,000 by someone who tried to buy GTA 5 source code and pretended to be a hacker, while others took to social media to impersonate the person behind the cyber attacks to demand a ransom. Rockstar Games responded to the situation a day later, expressing its disappointment at the leak, but stated that it would not affect the development of Grand Theft Auto 6.

Now a 17-year-old has been arrested in Oxfordshire, UK. According to reports, the arrest was made in cooperation with the UK’s National Cyber ​​Crime Unit and the FBI. Former Reuters journalist Matthew Keys said police and the FBI were likely to make a statement about the arrest later today.

Whenever the official statements will come, it is possible that the GTA 6 hacker will not be identified due to his minor status. However, a hack and leak of this magnitude will certainly have serious legal consequences regardless. What those consequences will be is not yet known, but more information about the situation and possible charges should come to light as soon as the FBI releases its statement later today.

The Grand Theft Auto 6 hack has confirmed many details about the game that were previously leaked by industry insiders. For example, it has been rumored for quite some time that Grand Theft Auto 6 will have two protagonists, a male and a female, and leaked videos have confirmed this. It was also leaked a while back that Grand Theft Auto 6 would be set in Miami Vice City, another detail confirmed by the leak.

It is not yet known when Grand Theft Auto 6 will be officially revealed, and whether this situation may have delayed Rockstar’s marketing plans for the game. Rockstar has claimed that development of Grand Theft Auto 6 has not been affected by the leak, but it is still unclear when the reveal will take place and when fans will be able to play the game.

Grand Theft Auto 6 is currently in development.

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