Seventeen-year-old Briton arrested for Rockstar Games hack

According to the BBC, a 17-year-old Briton from Oxfordshire has been arrested as a suspect of ‘a hack’. Sources from Reuters journalist Matthew Keys report that it concerns last week’s GTA 6 hack at Rockstar Games.

“The arrest of the 17-year-old with the United Kingdom Police Department for the Rockstar and possibly Uber hack was made following an investigation in conjunction with the FBI, according to a source with knowledge of the matter,” Keys said in a tweet.

‘Later this morning or afternoon’, tonight or tonight Dutch time, an official statement from the British police and the FBI is expected. Oxfordshire Police have not yet released any details about the arrest.

Last weekend, a hacker published several videos of an early version of Grand Theft Auto 6, which show, among other things, that the game takes place in Vice City and then there are at least two main characters. Over the course of the week, Rockstar and publisher Take-Two have tried to take as many of these videos offline as possible.

Rockstar Games responded to the leak shortly after: “Our network was recently broken into, with an unauthorized third party illegally accessing and downloading confidential information from our systems, including early development footage of the next Grand Theft Auto. Currently We don’t expect our live game services to suffer or have any long-term impact on the development of our projects.”

The company continued: “We are extremely disappointed that details of our next game have been shared with you in this way. Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game continues as planned and we will continue to do our best to serve you, the players , to deliver an experience that exceeds expectations. We will update everyone shortly and give you a proper introduction to this game when the time is right. We would like to thank everyone for their support during this situation.”

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