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UK Police May Have Arrested Hacker Behind GTA 6 Leak

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Investigators may have nabbed the hacker who breached Rockstar Games and Uber. On Friday, City of London Police announced(Opens in a new window) it had arrested a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire the day before on “suspicion of hacking.” The teenager currently remains in police custody.

City of London Police refused to elaborate. But journalist Matthew Keys reports(Opens in a new window) the arrest is connected to the hacks on Rockstar Games and Uber, citing an unnamed source.

The BBC is also hinting the arrest of the 17-year-old is connected to larger events. “This is very significant. But we can’t say why because of reporting restrictions,” tweeted(Opens in a new window) BBC reporter Joe Tidy.

The arrest is also raising eyebrows because earlier this year police in the UK arrested and charged a 16-year-old and 17-year-old for their involvement in the LAPSUS$ hacking group, which managed to breach Nvidia, Microsoft, and Samsung in the weeks before.

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