The FBI is investigating a hacker linked to the Rockstar GTA 6leak

The FBI is investigating a hacker linked to the Rockstar GTA 6leak

The FBI is looking into the hacker who claimed responsibility for the massive leak of Grand Theft Auto 6 material this weekend.

The same attacker said the two were behind the high-profile ride app Uber that he had released a report on its own investigations.

"There have been reports over the weekend that this same actor allegedly violated video game maker Rockstar Games," Uber said in a newly-updated blog. "We are in close contact with the FBI and US Department of Justice on this issue and will continue to support their efforts."

Uber said it believes the person involved in a hysterical organization called Lapsus$, which has become more active in the last year or so, and which has similarly breached a list of other technology companies this year, such as Microsoft, Samsung, and Nvidia.

Rockstar issued its own statement on the hack, admitting that it had experienced a "network intrusion" which had resulted in the leaked information being removed from its servers.

GTA CEO said it was "extremely disappointed," but that there will be no "long-term impact" on development. No live services, such as Grand Theft Auto Online, were terminated.

In March this year, BBC News reported on a 16-year-old Oxford student known as "White" or "Breachbase," accused of being one of the Lapsus$ group''s leaders.

The real identity of "White" was publicly identified by other hackers, and was one of the seven people detained by the City of London Police - before all were ultimately released under investigation.

"I had never heard of any of this until recently," said the 16-year-old''s father at the time. "He''s never talked about any hacking, but he is very well-equipped on computers and spends a lot of time on the computer. I always thought he was playing games.

"We''ll try to prevent him from going on computers," says the author.

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