London Police have announced that a 17-year-old teenager has been arrested on suspicion of hacking. Although the authorities have not confirmed it, it has been reported that he would be responsible for the cybersecurity breaches they suffered. RockstarGames and Uber.
The uk police has reported that on the afternoon of Thursday, September 22, a 17-year-old teenager was arrested in Oxfordshire. Although the authorities did not elaborate further on the matter, the former Reuters journalist, Matthew Keys, shared that The arrest would be linked to the GTA VI leaks and the Uber hack.
At the same time, BBC reporter Joe Tidy also suggested that the teenager is connected to both casesbut that they could not share more information due to “reporting restrictions”. On the other hand, it is known that the investigation was being supported by the FBI.
Uber previously blamed to the cybercriminal group LAPSUS$ having infiltrated their systems. However, the hacker has not announced himself as a member of LAPSUS$ and preferred to use the pseudonyms “Tea Pot” or “Teapotuberhacker” to brag about his actions on forums.
LAPSUS$ has been the cause of other hacks to important companies such as Microsoft, Nvidia and Samsung; cases that ended in two adolescents aged 16 and 17 arrested as responsible and members of the criminal group.