November 26, 2022

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GTA leak suspect arrested

Investigators caught the hacker who breached Rockstar Games and Uber

City of London Police announced it had arrested a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire the day before on “suspicion of hacking.” The teenager currently remains in police custody. 

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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.  

There’s been rumors online that at least one of the teens was later released. Uber now blames LAPSUS$ for breaching the company, citing the hacker’s techniques. 

The hacker has so far avoided using the name LAPSUS$. Instead, he’s settled for the moniker “Tea Pot” and “Teapotuberhacker.”

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The hacker was also happy to brag about breaching both Uber and Rockstar Games after leaking stolen videos taken of the unreleased game Grand Theft Auto VI this past weekend. 

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