GTA 6 Leak Confirmed: The development will ‘continue as planned,’ says Rockstar
The Grand Theft Auto 6 videos that leaked online over through the weekend was obtained from Rockstar’s network, according to the company. The individual who published the gameplay, “teapotuberhacker,” claims they also conducted out an Uber attack last week, but it’s unclear whether they’re linked.
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“We recently suffered a network intrusion in which an unauthorized third party illegally accessed and downloaded confidential information from our systems, including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto,” Rockstar explains on Twitter. “We are extremely disappointed to have any details of our next game shared with you all in this way. Our work on the next Grand Theft Auto game will continue as planned and we remain as committed as ever to delivering an experience to you, our players, that truly exceeds your expectations.”
The hacker appears to be seeking to “negotiate a deal” with the corporation. “I will leak more if Rockstar/Take2 doesn’t pay me,” the leaker stated in a 4chan message. In the case of Uber’s hack, the hacker allegedly utilized social engineering tactics to acquire access to the company’s HackerOne, AWS, and Google Cloud Platform accounts, among others. Uber tweeted on Friday that no confidential material was compromised in the incident and that law police had been alerted.
Details regarding how the “network intrusion” occurred are now unclear, but Rockstar promises to “update everyone again soon.” The hacker shared a 3GB file comprising 90 video recordings of early GTA 6 gameplay footage on Sunday morning, which matches with prior rumors that the game may have a female protagonist for the very first time. The hacker reportedly announced to “leak more data soon,” which might include GTA V and GTA VI source code, assets, and test builds.