FBI Investigating Alleged Rockstar Hacker


The alleged hacker that leaked around 90 videos of Grand Theft Auto 6 and also targeted Uber is being investigated by the FBI.

As reported by Eurogamer, the hacker who claimed responsibility also said they were behind the major cyber attack suffered by Uber on September 18. The taxi company has since released a blog post that announced it is actively working with the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve the matter.

Acknowledging that Rockstar had also suffered a breach, Uber said it believes the hacker is associated with Lapsus$, the group behind recent attacks on Nvidia, Microsoft, and Samsung.

"We believe that this attacker (or attackers) are affiliated with a hacking group called Lapsus$, which has been increasingly active over the last year or so," Uber said. "This group typically uses similar techniques to target technology companies, and in 2022 alone has breached Microsoft, Cisco, Samsung, Nvidia and Okta, among others.

"There are also reports over the weekend that this same actor breached video game maker Rockstar Games. We are in close coordination with the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice on this matter and will continue to support their efforts."

Rockstar had been keeping GTA 6 under wraps, having only announced the game in February this year, but footage showing robberies, gunplay, fully voiced conversations, and more appeared on GTAForums last week. The footage all but confirms the rumours that GTA 6 will feature male and female protagonists and a Vice City setting.

Seven British individuals aged 16 to 21 were arrested in relation to the Lapsus$ attacks back in March, not long after the group hacked Microsoft and Nvidia.

Rockstar has promised more information on GTA 6 is coming soon, but there's no telling as to when the developer will have a full reveal for the game. Just like its eventual launch, GTA 6 will only be shown when its ready.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He'll talk about The Witcher all day.

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