GTA 6 Hacker Pleads Not Guilty to Computer Misuse Charges

The City of London Police has confirmed that the GTA 6 hacker has pled not guilty to charges of computer misuse. However, he has pled guilty to breaching bail conditions, which police said he violated as reported on Sunday. The police’s Cyber Crime Unit revealed that the 17-year-old teenager (identified only as A.K. for legal reasons) appeared in court over the weekend.

GTA 6 hacker currently detained in youth detention center

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City of London detective inspector Michael O’Sullivan confirmed the details in a statement to Eurogamer:

The 17-year-old who appeared at Highbury Corner Youth Court on 24th September has pleaded guilty to breaching his bail conditions and not guilty to computer misuse. The teenager has been remanded to a youth detention center.

The charge of computer misuse is a bit ironic, considering the teenager most likely used his computer exactly as he intended. At any rate, if the suspect is convicted, it will be interesting to see what his sentence will be, considering that he was accused of being the leader of hacking group Lapsus$ in March when he was then 16 years old.

The FBI has yet to issue a statement, though one is likely to follow after additional arrests of other members of the hacking group, who are claimed to have assisted the suspect in his hack of Rockstar Games. Apparently, the teenager is only one of seven suspected of breaching high-profile companies. Journalist Matthew Keys says that the the hacker was responsible for the security breach at Uber. The police was able to track down the suspect due to him using similar hacking techniques in breaching Microsoft, Nvidia, and Okta.

Last week, Rockstar equated the hack to just “a network intrusion” and there wouldn’t be any “long-term effect” on the development of their ongoing projects, including GTA 6.

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