Authorities say a 17-year-old was apprehended in Oxfordshire, England, as part of an ongoing inquiry with the government's National Cyber Crime Unit. Police declined to provide further information about the arrest and investigation except that the suspect is in custody.
The circumstances follow previous arrests related to a hacker organization believed to be responsible for Uber and Rockstar Games breaches, the latter of which led to the release of unreleased footage of the in-development Grand Theft Auto 6.
The City of London Police arrested a 17-year-old man in Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking as part of a probe supported by the NCCU's National Cyber Crime Unit. He remains in police custody.
Polygon has also reached out to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice in the United States, which are also investigating the Uber hacking incident. Neither Rockstar Games nor Uber have responded to a request for comment Friday morning.
According to Uber, a hacker organization called Lapsus$ was to blame for the breach in the UK. In March, London police arrested seven people in connection with that group, one of whom was a teenager from Oxfordshire county, about an hour west of London. In April, two teenagers, aged 16 and 17, were charged in connection with the hacker group and were released on bail.
After releasing nearly an hours worth of footage from the in-development game, the hacker claimed to have obtained source code for Grand Theft Auto 5 and GTA 6, as well as a test build of the in-development game. Rockstar confirmed the unprecedented breach on Monday, but said there would be no disruption to its services or development of GTA 6.
A network intrusion occurred recently in which an unidentified third party accessed and downloaded confidential information from our systems, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto, according to a studio representative on Twitter.