Grand Theft Auto 6 hacking suspect, pled not guilty to computer abuse but admitted to breaking their bail.
Not guilty to computer misuse
The 17-year-old who appeared at Highbury Corner Youth Court on September 24 pled guilty to violating his bail conditions. However, he pled not guilty to computer misuse. This is according to inspector Michael O’Sullivan of the City of London Police’s Cyber Crime Unit.
The person is a member of Lapsus$, a hacker group infamous for attacking well-known corporations like Uber and Microsoft. Over an hour of Grand Theft Auto 6, early production footage leaked online, suggesting that Rockstar Games may have been the victim of this person. It is unknown whether the teenager is truly responsible for the Grand Theft Auto 6 leak or other crimes.
Game’s development would proceed according to schedule.
In a statement on the leak, Rockstar Games acknowledged a “network intrusion” and expressed disappointment with the way GTA 6 footage had been distributed. The corporation did confirm that the game’s development would proceed according to schedule.
Statement from Rockstar
Rockstar said, “We recently suffered a network intrusion in which an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our systems, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto.” The statement continued, “Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game will continue as planned, and we remain as committed as ever to delivering an experience to you, our players, that truly exceeds your expectations.”
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