Yesterday, a 17-year-old Oxfordshire man was arrested on suspicion of hacking. The police are currently investigating recent online threats against Uber, which are believed to be linked to the recent Rockstar Games leak on September 18.
According to Reuters, the London police did not disclose whether the arrest was connected to the investigation. According to the police report, the teenager is still in custody at the moment. The national cyber crime unit (NCCU) is working on the crime investigation.
A 17-year-old in Oxfordshire was apprehended by the City of London Police on suspicion of hacking as part of a nationwide cybersecurity crime investigation supported by the @NCA_UKs National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU). He is still in police custody. https://bit.ly/1Zfa3OlDR6J
According to Reuters, the police are looking into a hacking organization known as Lapsus$, which Uber claimed was responsible for the cyberattack earlier this month. The hacker that leaked GTA 6 uses the name teapotuberhacker and is believed to be linked to what happened at Uber.
As the developer called it in an official statement, the Rockstar breach resulted in numerous leaks of early development footage. The hacker claimed to have the source code for GTA V and GTA 6, and was planning to sell GTA V's source code for five figures.
Even though Rockstar was clearly dissatisfied with the hacking because GTA 6 is one of the most anticipated games in the world, it maintained that the leak would have no bearing on the game's development at this time, nor any long-term impact on our ongoing projects, according to the company on September 19.