Teen Arrested For Hacking And Illegally Leaking New Popular Video Game

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Alleged GTA 6 leaker has been formally charged by police – Gamesradar

A hacker leaked exclusive GTA 6 footage last week, and Rockstar immediately put out a statement promising to investigate the issue. The UK police arrested a 17-year-old boy on September 23, 2022, but have decided to keep him in custody until further notice.

The teenager from the UK was arrested on suspicion of hacking on Thursday, September 22. It’s thought that the teen is related to the recent Rockstar Games breach that resulted in over 90 GTA 6 videos and screens leaking online last weekend.

The City of London Police arrested a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking, and have charged him with two counts of breach of bail conditions and two counts of computer misuse.

An unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from Rockstar’s systems, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto. Rockstar says it does not anticipate any disruption to its live game services.

The police have not confirmed or denied whether or not this investigation is connected to the GTA hack.

Austin wrote that the GTA 6 leak helped nobody, but it did indirectly result in a ton of game developers talking candidly about how games are made.

Leaks have become a serious issue in the gaming industry, with the recent GTA 6 leak publishing over 90 game files.

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