London police have arrested a young person on suspicion of hacking offenses, authorities stated on Friday. The 17-year-old suspect was arrested in Oxfordshire, England as a part of an ongoing investigation with the federal government’s Nationwide Cyber Crime Unit. Police declined to substantiate every other particulars concerning the arrest and investigation — simply that the suspect is in custody.
That stated, the circumstances observe earlier arrests related to a hacker group that’s stated to be accountable for breaches at Uber and Rockstar Video games, the latter of which led to leaked footage of the in-development Grand Theft Auto 6 revealed over the weekend.
On the night of Thursday 22 September 2022, the Metropolis of London Police arrested a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking, as a part of an investigation supported by the @NCA_UK’s Nationwide Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU).
He stays in police custody. pic.twitter.com/Zfa3OlDR6J
— Metropolis of London Police (@CityPolice) September 23, 2022
Polygon has additionally reached out to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and Division of Justice, because the U.S. authorities can also be investigating the Uber hacking incident. Neither Rockstar Video games nor Uber responded to a request for remark Friday morning.
Uber believes a world hacker group calling itself Lapsus$ was accountable for the breach there. In March, London police arrested seven individuals in reference to that group, one in all them a young person from Oxfordshire county, about an hour to the west of London. Then in April, two youngsters, aged 16 and 17, have been charged in connection to the hacker group, and the launched on bail. Lapsus$ can also be suspected to have accessed methods at Microsoft, T-Cell, Ubisoft, and the safety firm Okta.
The Rockstar Video games hacker, after publishing practically an hour’s value of footage of the in-development sport, claimed duty for the Uber breach. With the Rockstar Video games leak, the hacker additionally claimed to have obtained supply code for Grand Theft Auto 5 and GTA 6, in addition to a check construct of the in-development sport. Rockstar confirmed the unprecedented hack on Monday, however famous that there can be no disruption to its companies or improvement of GTA 6.
“We just lately suffered a community intrusion through which an unauthorized third celebration illegally accessed and downloaded confidential info from our methods, together with early improvement footage for the following Grand Theft Auto,” a studio consultant posted to Twitter.