Leakers and hackers have targeted Grand Theft Auto 6 while information about the trailer and gameplay is still awaited. The latest shocking news is that two teenagers leaked GTA 6 footage after hacking Rockstar. They are currently on bail but could face severe charges for their actions.
GTA 5 was released in 2013. The next installment of the game is rumored to be released in 2024. Fans of the Grand Theft Auto franchise are waiting eagerly although a few spoilers have been given to them from time to time. A user leaked pictures of the game on the messaging app X earlier this year and now two teenagers leaked GTA 6 footage.
Ingenious hackers leak Grand Theft Auto 6
18-year-old Arion Kurtaj, an Oxford student and a member of the hacking group called Lapsus$, breached Rockstar Games along with a 17-year-old partner. They leaked GTA 6 footage while staying in a Travelodge in London. Interestingly, they did so without internet access and just an Amazon Fire Stick and Smart TV.
Arion and his partner are “digital bandits” due to their association with the notorious Lapsus$ group as described by the court. They previously breached Nvidia and Uber systems. Kurtaj hacked Rockstar while he was in the custody of London City Police, who put him in the hotel after he had hacked Nvidia because his personal information like name and location was revealed by rival hackers.
After the teenagers leaked GTA 6 footage, Arion boldly claimed on Rockstar’s messaging group in Slack that he was ” not a Rockstar employee” but rather “an attacker.” The company checked to see if something was wrong and saw almost 100 different gameplay footage shared online.
Lapsus$ members target big companies like Microsoft, Nvidia, and Samsung and demand ransom in exchange for not leaking private information. Arion Kurtaj and his 17-year-old accomplice were convicted because of their actions. No strong charges were levied because both have autism and were unfit to stand trial.