All about the GTA 6 leak: who is this hacker who has Rockstar by the collar?

The GTA 6 leak is a massive data leak of the source code and 90 videos from Rockstar Games’ upcoming game, after a hacker accessed the firm’s Slack and Confluence servers. The game’s secrets are already circulating on Twitter, Reddit, Youtube and Telegram, and the cybercriminal is threatening to reveal even more… find out everything you need to know about this GTA 6 leak, and who the mysterious hacker is behind this cyberattack…

It’s probably the worst data leak in the video game industry. Since September 18, 2022, the source code and gameplay videos of Grand Theft Auto 6 are circulating on the web.

However, the continuation of theOne of the best-selling video games in history was developed by Rockstar Game in the greatest of secrecy. With more than 170 million copies sold Since its release in 2013, GTA V has been a huge commercial success and the next episode is obviously awaited at the turn.

Until now, the developers had managed to work on this project without revealing anything. This was without counting on a massive leak on the website GTAForums

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90 gameplay videos and source code leaked

A hacker has managed to infiltrate Rockstar Game’s Slack server and Confluence wiki. At the pseudonym “teapotuberhacker”he then shared a link to a RAR archive containing the source code and over 90 stolen videos.

These videos appear to have been created by the developers, while they were debugging various game features such as camera angles, NPC tracking, or Vice City locations.

Many of them also contain dubbed conversations between the main character and other NPCs. We discover that it will be possible to play as a female character for the first time

The two protagonists are named Jason and Lucia. In one of the videos, we can see them trying to to rob a restaurant before being chased by the police. Another video shows Jason taking part in a drive-by shooting.

Note that these videos appear to be relatively old, and could date from 2017. The game has been in development since 2014, and is not expected to be released for another two years…

Cybercriminal wants to blackmail Rockstar

Cybercriminal claims to have stolen “ GTA 5 and 6 source code and assets, GTA 6 testing build “. However, it seeks to negotiate with Rockstar Games to obtain a sum of money in exchange for the remaining data.

At the same time, the hacker also announces that he accepts offers above 10 000 dollars for the source code and assets of GTA V. The source code is not for sale at the moment.

Who is the GTA 6 leak hacker?

At first, the members of GTAForums did not believe in such a leak. Then the author revealed to be the hacker behind the recent cyber attack against Uberand revealed screenshots of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto 6 to prove his point.

This would be the hacker “TeaPots. His real identity is not known, which seems to better when you hack the world’s leading video game industry whose revenues are estimated at 1.4 billion dollars per year…

According to the administrator of the hacker forum Breached, nicknamed “pompompurin”, the culprit is a 16-year-old teenager and already arrested for similar crimes in the past before being released following an investigation.

He was reportedly charged in December 2021 with being the leader of the cybercrime group Lapsus$after being betrayed by former associates. This group has also hacked Microsoft, Samsung and Nvidia in the past.

The hacker is reportedly named White, and has sent evidence on a Telegram channel that he is indeed behind the GTA 6 leak. The evidence would then have been deleted as a precaution…

How did the hacker steal Rockstar?

For now, the hacker has not revealed how he gained access to the videos and source code of GTA 6, but he claims to have stolen them from Rockstar Games’ Slack and Confluence servers.

In the cyberattack on Uber, TeaPots had also gained access to the company’s Slack server and other internal services. It had simply used social engineering to trap an employee.

Rockstar confirms cyberattack, and its disappointment

After remaining silent for a few hours, the Rockstar Games officials finally admitted GTA 6 leak. On Monday morning, September 19, 2022, the company confirmed that an intrusion on its network had allowed hackers to download the data from its systems:” We recently suffered an intrusion on the networkwhich allowed unauthorized third parties to illegally access and download confidential information from our systems, including development videos for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto. At this time, we do not anticipate No disruption to our online game services nor any long-term effect on our current projects.

We are very disappointed that the details of our next game are shared with you in this way. Our work on the next game Grand Theft Auto will continue as plannedand we remain as dedicated as ever to delivering an experience to you, our players, that truly exceeds your expectations. We’ll be releasing an update very soon and, of course, we’ll introduce you to our next game when it’s ready. We want to thank everyone for their support in this situation.n “.

It is not not the first time that a game from Rockstar has been leaked. In 2018, the website Trusted Reviews had published details on Red Dead Redemption 2 before its launch. The company had to give more than a million dollars and apologized.

The GTA 6 videos spread on YouTube, Twitter or Reddit, but Take 2 Interactive, the parent company, has issued a request for removal for copyright infringement.

Anyway, the hacker has already started to publish the GTA 6 and portions of the source code on Telegram. A source code file containing 9500 lines related to the scripts of various actions of the game has been revealed…

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