In the times following this week’s huge Grand Theft Auto VI leaks, investigations have revealed extra details about the get together behind the hack. Slightly than a single particular person, it seems that a minimum of two folks—presumably related to a bigger hacker group—had been behind the weekend’s large breach. And whereas Rockstar Video games locks down its social media accounts to battle again towards the unfold of leaked content material, it’s now probably the hackers are being investigated by the FBI.
On September 18 on the GTA Boards, a consumer appeared and dropped over 90 movies showcasing early growth footage of the following Grand Theft Auto recreation, assumed to be GTA VI. The footage contained early appears to be like on the recreation’s setting of Vice Metropolis, in addition to police chases, shootouts, and what look like two major characters. In the times for the reason that leak, Rockstar Video games and its father or mother firm, Take-Two Interactive, have tried to wash the leaked materials off the net. Rockstar launched a press release on September 19, suggesting that the disastrous leak was the results of a hacker who had “illegally” gained entry to the studio’s community.
Now we all know that the GTA VI hacker wasn’t a single particular person, however in all probability a minimum of two completely different people. In a brand new put up on the GTA Boards, the positioning’s employees shared the outcomes of their investigations into the leaker, explaining that based mostly on posting habits and IP tackle information, they believed a minimum of two folks had been sharing the GTA Boards account, “TeaPotUberHacker,” that posted the leaked information.
In response to the employees’s replace, they don’t consider the account was stolen, however was as a substitute shared between the 2 hackers, often known as “Teapot” and “Lily.” GTA Boards employees notes that Lily has been energetic on Telegram however that they don’t consider Lily “at the moment possesses any of the hacked supplies they declare to carry,” and so they warn towards interacting with them.
The transportation app firm Uber, which was additionally just lately hacked, issued a “safety replace” earlier this week pinning accountability on a hacker group referred to as Lapsus$. It claimed that Lapsus$ has additionally, this yr, “breached Microsoft, Cisco, Samsung, Nvidia, and Okta, amongst others,” and is now additionally behind the GTA VI leak. Uber says that it’s working with the FBI and U.S. Justice Division to assist with the investigation. Right now it’s unknown if Rockstar can also be working with the FBI.
In the meantime, while the leaked footage and screenshots continue to spread around the web, Rockstar has seemingly taken action by locking down its social media accounts. If you look at its most up-to-date tweet and Instagram posts, you’ll discover that they’re closed to feedback and replies. That’s presumably an try by Rockstar to sluggish the unfold of the leaked supplies, as some followers would probably use the replies below GTA On-line-related tweets to share content material from the leak.
Kotaku has reached out to Rockstar for remark concerning the investigation and its newly locked down social media accounts.