London law enforcement have arrested a teen on suspicion of hacking offenses, authorities reported on Friday. The 17-year-old suspect was arrested in Oxfordshire, England as aspect of an ongoing investigation with the government’s National Cyber Criminal offense Device. Police declined to confirm any other specifics regarding the arrest and investigation — just that the suspect is in custody.
That said, the instances follow earlier arrests linked to a hacker group that is reported to be accountable for breaches at Uber and Rockstar Online games, the latter of which led to leaked footage of the in-development Grand Theft Auto 6 published over the weekend.
On the evening of Thursday 22 September 2022, the City of London Police arrested a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking, as portion of an investigation supported by the @NCA_British isles’s Nationwide Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU).
He stays in police custody. pic.twitter.com/Zfa3OlDR6J
— City of London Police (@CityPolice) September 23, 2022
Polygon has also reached out to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice, as the U.S. govt is also investigating the Uber hacking incident. Neither Rockstar Online games nor Uber responded to a request for remark Friday morning.
Uber thinks an worldwide hacker team contacting alone Lapsus$ was accountable for the breach there. In March, London law enforcement arrested 7 persons in relationship with that team, 1 of them a teenager from Oxfordshire county, about an hour to the west of London. Then in April, two teenagers, aged 16 and 17, had been charged in relationship to the hacker team, and the unveiled on bail. Lapsus$ is also suspected to have accessed systems at Microsoft, T-Cellular, Ubisoft, and the stability business Okta.
The Rockstar Game titles hacker, right after publishing virtually an hour’s worthy of of footage of the in-progress match, claimed responsibility for the Uber breach. With the Rockstar Online games leak, the hacker also claimed to have attained supply code for Grand Theft Automobile 5 and GTA 6, as well as a test build of the in-growth recreation. Rockstar verified the unprecedented hack on Monday, but observed that there would be no disruption to its solutions or progress of GTA 6.
“We not long ago endured a network intrusion in which an unauthorized 3rd party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our programs, which includes early improvement footage for the upcoming Grand Theft Vehicle,” a studio representative posted to Twitter.