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By Aahil

FBI Investigates Hacker Behind Alleged Rockstar GTA 6 Leak

Hacker that claimed to be responsible for the huge release of Grand Theft Auto 6 content this weekend is currently being probed through the FBI.

The attackers also claimed they were responsible for the high-profile hacking of ridesharing app Uber earlier this week. Uber has released an update on the investigation.

"There are also reports over the weekend that the same actor has breached video game maker Rockstar Games," Uber published in a new updated blog.

"We are in close coordination with the FBI and the US Department of Justice on this matter and will continue to support their efforts."

Uber stated that the company believes "the person responsible for being affiliated with a hacking group called Lapsus$, which has been increasingly active over the past year or two" and has also tested other companies in the last year. Like Microsoft, Samsung and Nvidia have been found to be in violation of the list.

Today, Rockstar released its statement regarding the hack. It acknowledged that it was the victim of an "network intrusion" that led to the leak of information on its servers.

The GTA creators said they were "extremely disappointed" but that there would be no "long-term impact" on development. There was no live service such as Grand Theft Auto Online was stopped.

In March, BBC News reported online as "White" or "Breachbase" the 16 year old who was from Oxford who was suspected of being one of the main leaders of the Lapsusgroup.

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