UK Arrest Could Be Linked To Rockstar Games Breach

According to a story from Gamesradar, a teenager from the UK has been arrested on suspicion of hacking. A new report suggests that the 17-year-old from Oxfordshire could be connected to the recent Rockstar Games breach that led to over ninety GTA 6 clips and screenshots being released online. The City of London Police confirmed via their Twitter account that a 17-year-old had been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation in partnership with the UK cybercrime unit. 

The details of the arrest remain vague, but the teenager is believed to still be in custody. However, an emerging report from Matthew Keys, a former Reuters journalist, has reached out on social media to confirm that the 17-year-old’s arrest is “related to the intrusion on Rockstar Games and possibly Uber Technologies.” 

Keys cites a source in a series of statements and says the arrest was made “in concert with an investigation conducted by the FBI, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.” 

In a follow-up message to the last, Keys added that the City of London Police were “expected to give more details on arrest of 17-year-old Rockstar Games hacker later today, possible statement coming from the FBI later this morning/afternoon.”

Rockstar confirmed the legitimacy of the breach, as reported by GameLuster. The studio said they had “suffered a network intrusion in which an unauthorised third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our systems, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto.” 

They added that they were “extremely disappointed to have any details of our next game shared with you all in this way.”

GTA V is available on a range of platforms – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Elsewhere, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition is currently available across all major platforms. 

For all future updates on the Grand Theft Auto franchise and more, stay tuned right here at GameLuster.

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