Within the days following this week’s large Grand Theft Auto VI leaks, investigations have revealed extra details about the social gathering behind the hack. Fairly than a single particular person, it seems that no less than two individuals—presumably linked to a bigger hacker group—have been behind the weekend’s big 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 person 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 seems to be on the recreation’s setting of Vice Metropolis, in addition to police chases, shootouts, and what look like two major characters. Within the days because the leak, Rockstar Video games and its dad or mum firm, Take-Two Interactive, have tried to wash the leaked materials off the online. 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 individual, however most likely no less than two completely different people. In a brand new submit 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 handle information, they believed no less than two individuals have been sharing the GTA Boards account, “TeaPotUberHacker,” that posted the leaked information.
In line with the employees’s replace, they don’t consider the account was stolen, however was as an alternative shared between the 2 hackers, generally known as “Teapot” and “Lily.” GTA Boards employees notes that Lily has been energetic on Telegram however that they don’t consider Lily “at present possesses any of the hacked supplies they declare to carry,” they usually warn towards interacting with them.
The transportation app firm Uber, which was additionally just lately hacked, issued a “safety replace” earlier this week pinning duty 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. Presently it’s unknown if Rockstar can also be working with the FBI.
Within the meantime, whereas the leaked footage and screenshots proceed to unfold across the internet, Rockstar has seemingly taken motion by locking down its social media accounts. For those who have a 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 underneath 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.