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

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.
Every IGN Rockstar Game Review Ever<a href=Reviewed by Douglass Perry
July 10, 1998
Grand Theft Auto is a fun game, but you may find yourself saying to yourself outloud, "Hey, why didn't they fix that?" Not a good sign for a game that has so much potential." src="/uploads/2022/09/20/the-alleged-hacker-that-leaked-around-90-videos-of-grand-theft-auto-6-and-also-targeted-uber-is-being-investigated-by-the-fbi-1.jpg" class="jsx-2920405963 progressive-image image jsx-294430442 rounded expand loading"/><a href=Reviewed by Douglass Perry
July 10, 1998
Grand Theft Auto is a fun game, but you may find yourself saying to yourself outloud, "Hey, why didn't they fix that?" Not a good sign for a game that has so much potential." src="/uploads/2022/09/20/the-alleged-hacker-that-leaked-around-90-videos-of-grand-theft-auto-6-and-also-targeted-uber-is-being-investigated-by-the-fbi-1.jpg" class="jsx-2920405963 progressive-image image jsx-294430442 rounded expand loading"/><a href=Reviewed by Matt Casamassina
July 30, 1999
Monster Truck Madness is a solid game that's a lot of fun if you know which modes to play and which not to. The game hasn't been hyped as a racer -- and it isn't -- but it does feature racing elements, which, quite honestly, aren't so great due to the fact that players are trying to control huge, sluggish monster trucks. However, the battle modes and in particular Summit Rumble, more than make up for any shortcomings the game might have in other departments." src="/uploads/2022/09/20/the-alleged-hacker-that-leaked-around-90-videos-of-grand-theft-auto-6-and-also-targeted-uber-is-being-investigated-by-the-fbi-2.jpg" class="jsx-2920405963 progressive-image image jsx-294430442 rounded expand loading"/><a href=Reviewed by Matt Casamassina
July 30, 1999
Monster Truck Madness is a solid game that's a lot of fun if you know which modes to play and which not to. The game hasn't been hyped as a racer -- and it isn't -- but it does feature racing elements, which, quite honestly, aren't so great due to the fact that players are trying to control huge, sluggish monster trucks. However, the battle modes and in particular Summit Rumble, more than make up for any shortcomings the game might have in other departments." src="/uploads/2022/09/20/the-alleged-hacker-that-leaked-around-90-videos-of-grand-theft-auto-6-and-also-targeted-uber-is-being-investigated-by-the-fbi-2.jpg" class="jsx-2920405963 progressive-image image jsx-294430442 rounded expand loading"/><a href=Reviewed by Douglass Perry
May 10, 1999
As with its predecessor, GTA London 1969 is filled to the brim with near genius gameplay, and it breaks all the rules, something that must be done once in a while in the videogame industry, especially when companies now depend on franchises more than ever. This game may appear simple - move from point A to point B - but it's the atmosphere and sheer audacity of the game that makes it such good sh%t." src="/uploads/2022/09/20/the-alleged-hacker-that-leaked-around-90-videos-of-grand-theft-auto-6-and-also-targeted-uber-is-being-investigated-by-the-fbi-3.jpg" class="jsx-2920405963 progressive-image image jsx-294430442 rounded expand loading"/>
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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