Teenage hacker blackmails Rockstar with GTA 6 source code

Teenage hacker blackmails Rockstar with GTA 6 source code

Grand Theft Auto VI – the Most Anticipated Game Ever

GTA VI

Oh boy, hold onto your virtual steering wheels because Grand Theft Auto VI is coming, and the excitement is through the roof! Seriously, this game is so highly anticipated that even hackers are trying to get a piece of the action. Talk about fame and notoriety!

According to a recent and jaw-dropping Reuters article, a teenage hacker from the infamous Lapsus$ group named Arion Kurtaj has been causing quite a stir. Apparently, this young mischief-maker sent a message to all the Rockstar staff members on their company’s Slack, threatening to release GTA VI’s source code. This is some real-world drama we’ve got here!

But wait, there’s more! Kurtaj isn’t just a one-game wonder. This savvy hacker has also targeted big companies like Uber, Nvidia, and even the British broadband provider BT Group. The audacity! To top it all off, the guy had the guts to demand a whopping $4 million ransom. Who does he think he is, a virtual supervillain?

Now, here’s where things take a twist. Kurtaj has been deemed mentally unfit to stand trial. I guess all that time spent in the virtual world got to his head. But fear not, justice seekers, for a jury will still attempt to determine whether he’s responsible. It’s like a courtroom drama unfolding right before our eyes. Pass the popcorn!

In 2022, Rockstar Games suffered a major “network intrusion,” resulting in unfinished gameplay and assets being leaked all over social media. Oh, the horror! Rockstar swiftly took action to remove the leaked material, but it was like trying to stop a stampede of wild horses. The leaked content even made an appearance in Goat Simulator 3! Can you imagine?

Now, Rockstar Games, being the responsible and caring folks they are, took these leaks very seriously. CEO Strauss Zelnick expressed the team’s frustration, saying, “We take leaks very seriously indeed and they disappoint all of us, it’s really frustrating and upsetting to the team.” We feel you, Strauss. Emotionally and personally, leaks are rough.

And guess what? Uber, feeling the heat after the Rockstar breaches, released a blog revealing that they were working with the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate their own data breaches. They even suspected it was the same hacker behind the Rockstar fiasco. It’s like a digital detective story unfolding right in front of our eyes!

Now, let’s talk about the big question on everyone’s mind – when will GTA 6 be released? Unfortunately, we don’t have a concrete answer just yet, but rumors are swirling that it could be as soon as next year. Fingers crossed, folks! Our virtual crime sprees await!

In the meantime, let’s sit back, relax, and watch this courtroom drama unfold. We may not be able to issue a guilty or not guilty verdict, but at least we can enjoy the show. Stay tuned, gamers!

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