Game News GTA 6: the FBI soon involved in the cyberattack at the origin of the leaks?
This weekend, the developer of the hugely popular Grand Theft Auto saga suffered a massive cyberattack. This led to the theft of several gameplay videos of GTA VI as well as that of its source code. The FBI, American intelligence service, could soon be implicated.
- GTA 6 leaks: what you need to know
- The FBI involved, already on the trail of the criminal?
GTA 6 leaks: what you need to know
She’s one of the biggest leaks from Rockstar if not in video game history. Last Sunday, hundreds of videos about the early stages of development of GTA VI (made on a PlayStation 4) found themselves on the Internet. The hacker responsible, who would be 16 years oldwould also have in his possession the source code of the game as well as that of GTA V: he is the backbone of the game which allows the computer to translate the commands requested by the developers, and includes the know-how of a studio.
This massive cyberattack has therefore already had its consequences: the moral damage inflicted on the teams who see their work stolen. Moreover, it is displayed to the world in an embryonic state, a state far from what the developers would have liked to show officially. Moreover, the case is far from over: the pirate is trying to extort money from Rockstar, otherwise he will distribute the source codes.
The FBI involved, already on the trail of the criminal?
A case that could involve the FBI, the federal service of internal intelligence and judicial police of the United States. It is through Uber, the VTC service itself hit by a cyberattack last week, which published the following press release on its official website :
We believe this attacker is affiliated with a hacker group called Lapsus$, which has been increasingly active for about a year. This group typically uses similar techniques to target tech companies, and in 2022 alone it breached data from Microsoft, Cisco, Samsung, Nvidia, and Okta, among others. It was also reported that this weekend he also broke into video game developer Rockstar Games. We are working closely with the FBI and the US Department of Justice on this matter.
Regarding this cyberattack, Rockstar Games also reacted yesterday indicating that it would not disrupt the development of the game whose hundred videos have anyway given weight to many rumors.