The 17-year-old suspect who is believed to have hacked through Take-Two’s systems and leaked over ninety videos of GTA 6 has pleaded not guilty to computer misuse charges. According to reports, the individual was arrested last week and appeared in court over the weekend. He is now being held at a youth detention centre.
“The 17-year-old who appeared at Highbury Corner Youth Court on 24th September has pleaded guilty to breaching his bail conditions and not guilty to computer misuse. The teenager has been remanded to a youth detention centre”
The teenager is believed to be part of a hacking group known as Lapsus$. He is also suspected to be behind the historical GTA 6 hack that took place a few weeks ago. The hack saw over ninety video clips from GTA 6 leak online which included gameplay, early development content and even the source code.
Rockstar hasn’t said much about the leak other than confirming the incident on Twitter. The company released a statement last week acknowledging the leak saying it was “extremely disappointed” by the hack. However, Rockstar also says there will be no long-term effect on the development of GTA 6 as a result of the “network intrusion”.
As for the suspect, he is reportedly part of seven other individuals who have been arrested in regard to this GTA 6 leak. The suspect has had a history with the law too. Last year, at the age of only 16, he was also arrested for suspicion of other “multi-million dollar hacks”. The group of hackers have reportedly targeted the liked of Microsoft in the past and enjoyed bragging about their successful hacks online. The hacking group also targeted Uber the week before they infiltrated Rockstar.