Video game publisher Rockstar Games has confirmed suffering a network breach that resulted in videos from the upcoming Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 6 game getting leaked.
“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. At this time, we do not anticipate any disruption to our live game services nor any long-term effect on the development of our ongoing projects,” Rockstar stated.
A hacker has leaked tens of videos showing GTA 6 gameplay apparently recorded during early stages of game development. The hacker also claimed to have obtained GTA 5 and GTA 6 source code and other information, and offered to sell some of it.
He also urged Rockstar Games to make him an offer to prevent the information from getting to others. SecurityWeek has reached out to the company to find out if it plans on paying the hacker.
The leaked videos have been posted on many websites and Rockstar has been working on getting them removed.
“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. We will update everyone again soon and, of course, will properly introduce you to this next game when it is ready,” Rockstar said.
The same hacker claims to be behind the recent Uber breach. In the case of Uber, the attacker leaked screenshots apparently showing that he gained access to cloud services, financial tools, cybersecurity products, and a HackerOne account. He said he is 18 years old and used social engineering to breach Uber systems.
Uber claimed on Friday that it had no evidence of sensitive user data getting compromised, and said all its services were operational.
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