GTA

The person who leaked GTA VI is a 16-year-old re-offender hacker

The first information about the hacker who leaked Grand Theft Auto VI and attacked other companies such as Uber and Microsoft is beginning to emerge.

According to several of those forums whose members did not understand V for Vendetta and joined Anonymous, the hacker behind the GTA VI leak is a 16-year-old boy from the United Kingdom. He is reportedly the leader of an organization known as Lapsus$ that has also targeted companies such as Microsoft, Samsung, Uber, Ubisoft and NVIDIA in the past.

A few months ago, the teenager in question was already accused of being a cybercriminal, when the BBC reported how he had amassed $14 million thanks to hacking. Under the nicknames "White" or "Breachbase", the boy is in charge of a gang based in Latin America that, as we said, goes by the name of Lapsus$ on the web, where it has not stopped gaining notoriety. Operating through Telegram, the group's channel on the app has more than 50,000 subscribers following its cyber-extortion and its anarchist and liberal speeches.

The last we knew of White was that he had been arrested by the police along with seven other teenagers between the ages of 16 and 21, as well as statements from his father in which the poor man claimed he was going to "try to keep him away from computers". They have certainly aged badly, as White appears to be a repeat offender.

A few days ago we learned how Uber is in contact with the FBI because they suspected it was the same hacker who had attempted against them, as well as Rockstar's statements after the news was confirmed, in which they showed their disappointment and the roadmap of GTA VI now that it was already shown, although not as they would have liked.