Unreleased “GTA 6” Data Leak Case: Teenage Hacker Used Hotel TV Stick To Invade Rockstar Games

B(caps)ritish media, Gamerant recently revealed that 18-year-old hacker Arion Kurtaj and another 17-year-old hacker hacked into the game company Rockstar Games last year and released more than 90 videos of the in-development game "GTA 6" in September.

The two belong to Lapsus$, an online hacker group known for attacking large technology companies. Nvidia, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Samsung and Uber are all targets.

The 17-year-old hacker's identity has not been disclosed because he is under the legal age, but reports suggest he has autism. The report mentioned that Arion Kurtaj used the Amazon Fire Stick TV stick and TV in the room, and then connected the newly purchased keyboard, mouse and smartphone in a hotel in the UK to conduct one of the largest games in the history of the game. Data leakage case.

In addition to releasing more than 90 pieces of early game footage under development, Arion Kurtaj also threatened Rockstar Games to release the game code.

After Lapsus$ successfully invaded Nvidia, Arion Kurtaj was arrested by the British police at the end of March last year. Shortly after the news came out, hostile hackers disclosed his and his family's information online.

In order to protect the safety of the 18-year-old hacker, the police, so they arranged for him to stay in a hotel while on bail but strictly prohibited him from accessing the Internet.

Unexpectedly, he was still able to hack into Rockstar Games and other companies through a TV stick. The police finally discovered this after searching his room.


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