London police have confirmed a 17-year-old teenager suspected of involvement in high-profile breaches at ride-hailing at Rockstar Games and ride-hailing giant Uber has been charged with multiple counts of computer misuse and breaches of bail.
The suspect, whose name was withheld due to UK reporting restrictions on identifying non-adults, was arrested in Oxfordshire on September 22 as part of an investigation by the London police, which predominantly focuses on financial crimes, and supported by the UK’s National Crime Agency.
The police declined to reveal what incident the teenager’s arrest was in connection with.
Last week, Uber said that it believes a hacker affiliated with the Lapsus$ hacking group was responsible for its recent cyberattack, which forced the firm to take several of its internal apparatuses offline while it expelled the cyber attacker from its network. The transportation goliath said its cyber breach may have been carried out by the same cyber attacker that also hacked Rockstar Games, the video game publisher behind the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 6, which resulted in the release of several videos containing unreleased gameplay and footage.
Numerous posts on GTAForums, an online fan forum for the Grand Theft Auto series, from a user who goes by the username “teapotuberhacker,” claimed to be the same hacker responsible for Uber’s breach.