The teenage hacker behind the massive hack that leaked GTA 6 gameplay and more may not stand trial for his acts. 18 year old Arion Kurtaj is accused of hacking and blackmailing companies such as Uber, Nvidia, BT, along with Rockstar Games.
Reuters report Prosecutors for companies have begun their case against the teenager in a court located in London, England. This has now revealed more details on what actually happened with Rockstar Games.
New GTA 6 hack info
According to the prosecutors, Kurtaj hacked Rockstar Games just a matter of days after hacking Uber and Revolut, 2 days infact. He allegedly threatened all of Rockstar Games’ developers in a Slack message with intention of leaking the GTA VI source code.
He did leak 90 videos of the next GTA game in development which showed off many features and locations. This being the most important thing Rockstar would not want released.
Hacker not able to stand trial
According to this report, the teen hacker has been medically assessed by psychiatrists and they deemed him unfit to stand trial. Reuters says the jury in this case will then “determine whether he committed the acts alleged rather than deliver a guilty or not guilty verdict”.
His total list of charges comes to 12. The break down is 3 lots of blackmail, 2 charges of fraud plus 6 counts under the Computer Misuse Act in the UK.
More crimes than GTA
Aside from his hacking of Rockstar Games, the teen supposedly hacked banking company Revolut accessing approximately 5000 customers’ data. Uber meanwhile claim around $3 million worth of damage were done to them.
Kurtaj is said to be part of Lapsus$, a hacking group. Himself and another 17 year-year-old are accused of blackmailing the UK’s biggest broadband and mobile network companies BT and EE from July to November 2021.
There was a $4 million ransom put up by the pair. The younger accomplice hacked the City of London Police’s cloud storage just weeks after they arrested him for the previous hack.
Another blackmailing attempt by the pair was made to Nvidia following the hacking of the GPU manufacturer in February 2022.
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