UK Police arrest 17-year-old responsible for the GTA 6 hack
by FARUK IMAMOVIC | VIEW 360
London police have confirmed the arrest of a 17-year-old hacker believed to be responsible for stealing GTA 6 material from Rockstar's servers.
Rockstar's GTA 6 leak statement is the most popular social media post ever
The statement by which Rockstar confirmed the hacker breakthrough and the leak of the new GTA has exceeded one million likes on Twitter and is approaching 1.3 million on Instagram.
On both social networks, these are the posts with the most reactions ever related to the gaming industry. No game has ever achieved more. “We recently suffered a network intrusion in which an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our systems, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto,” said the announcement.
“At this time, we do not anticipate any disruption to our live game services nor any long-term effect on the development of our ongoing projects. “We are extremely disappointed to have any details of our next game shared with you all in this way.
Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game will continue as planned and we remain as committed as ever to delivering an experience to you, our players, that truly exceeds your expectations”. Considering the global popularity of GTA 5 and GTA Online, the mass reactions are not surprising.
If nothing else, Rockstar can be satisfied with the excellent starting position it has before the official unveiling of GTA 6. No game has had even close to the marketing potential, the potential for a very achievable 30 million copies sold on the first day of sale.
"On the evening of Thursday 22 September 2022, the City of London Police arrested a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking, as part of an investigation supported by the @NCA_UK ’s National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU).
He remains in police custody." tweeted City of London Police. Journalist Matthew Keys said the arrest was made in concert with an investigation being conducted by the FBI. “Police 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,” he tweeted.
The police have not officially confirmed that it is a GTA 6 hacker, but according to Reuters reporter Matthew Keys, the arrest is indeed related to Rockstar.