Uber has contacted the FBI and US Department of Justice which is currently launching an investigation into previous hacks that targeted the company, though it’s also believed that the culprit orchestrated the recent massive GTA 6 leak too. In what will go down as the biggest leak in gaming history, a hacker recently breached Rockstar Games’ internal Slack channel and leaked over an hour of footage for the unreleased Grand Theft Auto 6.
According to reports, the hacker is allegedly part of a hacking group called Lapsus$, which has been quite active over the last year. The group is believed to be responsible for several major company hacks including Ubisoft, Microsoft, Nvidia, Samsung and more.
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The hacker claimed to be behind the Uber hacks as well as the Rockstar Games breach when the first leaks appeared on the GTA Forums website. In a recent statement published by Uber, the company stated that it believes this potential link could be valid, adding that Lapsus$ were likely the group behind these events:
“This group typically uses similar techniques to target technology companies, and in 2022 alone has breached Microsoft, Cisco, Samsung, Nvidia and Okta, among others. There are also reports over the weekend that this same actor breached video game maker Rockstar Games. We are in close coordination with the FBI and US Department of Justice on this matter and will continue to support their efforts.”
Rockstar Games released an official statement yesterday directly addressing the leaks, though stated that it would not impact or delay GTA 6‘s development.
As the investigation unfolds, we’ll likely find out more information about the culprit and the hacking group supposedly behind the leaks. With the FBI’s involvement, it will likely continue to escalate. Meanwhile, Rockstar Games employees were devastated to learn about the hack, though were quickly consoled by industry veterans online including Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann.
Source: Video Games Chronicle