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Teenage GTA 6 Hacker Accused of Blackmailing Rockstar With Releasing Sequel’s Source Code | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker


Grand Theft Auto VI is one of the most anticipated games ever. Its notoriety has also made it a big target for hacking. According to a recent Reuters story, this includes a hacker sending a message to all Rockstar staff members on the company’s Slack threatening to release GTA VI’s source code.

According to Reuters, the accused hacker is Arion Kurtaj, a teenage member of the Lapsus$ hacking group. He is facing 12 charges total, including three counts of blackmail, two counts of fraud, and six charges under the U.K.’s Computer Misuse Act.

On top of Rockstar, Kurtaj is also accused of targeting companies including Revolut, Uber, and Nvidia, and of blackmailing the British broadband provider BT Group and demanding a $4 million ransom. Kurtaj has been deemed mentally unfit to stand trial.

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Kat Bailey is IGN’s News Director as well as co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Have a tip? Send her a DM at @the_katbot.

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