A hacker claiming responsibility for this weekend Big leak of Grand Theft Auto 6 footage is currently under investigation by the FBI.
The same attacker also said they were behind the hack of the high-profile ride-hailing app Uber, which last week provided an update on its investigation.
“Over the weekend, there were also reports of the same actor hacking video game developer Rockstar Games,” Uber wrote in a newly updated report. blog. “We are in close coordination with the FBI and the US Department of Justice on this matter and will continue to support their efforts.”
Uber said it believed the person responsible was “affiliated with a hacker group called Lapsus$ that has become increasingly active over the past year and this year breached a list of other tech companies such as Microsoft, Samsung and Nvidia.
Rockstar issued its own statement on the hack yesterday, admitting that it suffered a “network intrusion” that caused the leaked data to be taken from its servers.
The GTA maker said it was “extremely disappointing” but would not have a “long-term impact” on development. Live services such as Grand Theft Auto Online have not been interrupted.
In March of this year BBC News A 16-year-old from Oxford, known online as “White” or “Breachbase”, has been reported as one of the ringleaders of Lapsus$.
“White”‘s true identity was publicly identified by other hackers and he was one of seven arrested by the City of London police – before all were released under investigation.
“I’ve never heard of any of that until recently,” the 16-year-old’s father said at the time. “He’s never talked about hacking, but he’s very good with computers and spends a lot of time on it. I always thought he was playing games.
“We’re going to try to stop him from working with the computer.”