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Rockstar Games hacker possibly identified, arrested by London police

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Authorities in London announced the arrest of the hacker potentially responsible for the recent hack on Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar Games.

The hacker was arrested in Oxfordshire and is said to be 17 years old. "The City of London Police arrested a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking," wrote City of London Police. "He remains in police custody." The hacker, known only as Teapotuberhacker, breached Rockstar's security and released in-development footage of Grand Theft Auto VI.

That footage quickly circulated around the internet, and Rockstar and parent company Take-Two have since scrubbed that footage from the internet.

Teapotuberhacker is also reportedly behind a recent hack on Uber, and the rideshare company said it would be working with the FBI and US Department of Justice to find whoever was responsible.

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