By now, you’re probably familiar with the Grand Theft Auto 6 leak that happened last weekend. In a nutshell, hackers were able to illegally obtain a large number of screenshots and footage of early versions of GTA 6 and leak them online.
It is now believed that the same hacker was responsible for, or at least involved in, many other hacking incidents that occurred throughout the year. This is according to Uber, which was the victim of an incident that occurred shortly before the GTA 6 leak.in a public update Regarding its own investigation, it said the GTA 6 leaker was affiliated with a group called Lapsus$, which targeted not just Uber but companies like Microsoft and Nvidia.
While Uber’s investigation is still ongoing, it is said to be working closely with the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice. It hasn’t been said if Rockstar Games is also collaborating on the matter, but it did issue an official statement on the leak.
The statement was issued through social media accounts While it acknowledged the leaks (effectively confirming that all leaks were legitimate), it said it would not interfere with its live service or project development. Basically, GTA 6 isn’t going to be delayed, although we admit we don’t have a release date anyway.
“We are very disappointed to share any details of our next game with you in this way,” it read. “Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game continues as planned, and we remain committed to giving you, our players, an experience that truly exceeds your expectations.”
Since the leaks broke, Rockstar and its parent company Take-Two have been trying to clear any trace of the leaked footage and screenshots from the internet. However, they’ve been around long enough to confirm some details. For example, they confirmed a report that the game will star a pair of gangsters inspired by Bonnie and Clyde, one of whom is a Latino woman.