In a recent ruling, a British court declared Arion Kurtaj, the person behind the unauthorized release of clips from the yet-to-be-launched Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6), to pose a significant threat to public safety due to his willingness to launch further cyber crimes.
It was decided that he would remain in the hospital prison for life, unless the doctors determined that he was no longer dangerous. The shocking decision comes after a series of cyber attacks on Rockstar Games, creator of GTA 6, as well as other notable companies such as Uber and Nvidia, based on compelling evidence presented during a hearing in London.
The court revealed that Kurtaj, who had already shown violent behavior in custody, had numerous reports of injuries and material damage. A mental health assessment further complicated his determination to pursue cybercrime in the future.
Consequently, the court ruled that Kurtaj will be imprisoned for life in a hospital prison, pending a re-evaluation by medical experts to determine whether he no longer poses a threat.
Amazon Firestick, hotel TV and mobile phone
Last year, Kurtaj made headlines when he posted more than 90 video clips from the unreleased GTA 6.
Despite being under police protection in a hotel and having his laptop confiscated, he ingeniously hacked Rockstar Games using an Amazon Firestick, a hotel TV, and a cell phone. He also hacked into Rockstar's internal Slack messaging system and threatened: 'If Rockstar doesn't contact me on Telegram within 24 hours, I will start releasing the game's source code.
' He then posted the snippets and source code on a forum under the username TeaPotUberHacker. He was arrested again and detained until the trial. We do not agree with cybercrime, of course, but it must be admitted that he did this in an ingenious and unprecedented way.
The recent official release of the GTA 6 trailer, which has garnered hundreds of millions of views, has only heightened the anticipation surrounding the highly anticipated games.