The FBI and US Department of Justice are reportedly pursuing the Grand Theft Auto 6 hacking group Lapsus$ for multiple counts of cybercrime. The group is accused of targeting major companies like Microsoft and Samsung, among others.
Lapsus$ allegedly obtained the source code for both GTA 5 and GTA 6, and were reportedly planning to sell it for a huge sum of money. However, neither Rockstar Games nor its parent company Take-Two Interactive have mentioned the group by name in their recent statements to the press, but Uber is of the understanding that they are the same group that hacked their own systems.
Here is a statement by Uber:
“We believe that this attacker (or attackers) are affiliated with a hacking group called Lapsus$, which has been increasingly active over the last year or so. This group typically uses similar techniques to target technology companies, and in 2022 alone has breached Microsoft, Cisco, Samsung, Nvidia and Okta, among others.
“There are also reports over the weekend that this same actor breached video game maker Rockstar Games. We are in close coordination with the FBI and US Department of Justice on this matter and will continue to support their efforts.”
It’s been almost a week since the hackers first struck, and Rockstar Games is still dealing with the fallout. The company has issued a statement saying that development on GTA 6 will not be impacted, but the leak has nonetheless been an absolute nightmare.
At this point, it’s unclear how much damage has been done. The hackers claim to have access to internal documents, source code, and other sensitive information. So far, they’ve only released a small fraction of what they say they have.