Unfortunately, it is one of the biggest hacking attacks in the history of video games, and its goal was to publish materials related to the new GTA 6 title.
According to the first information, the bulk of the published material refers to over 90 videos showing various parts of the game that allow unauthorized access to the course of its development. This form of hacker attack is extremely rare and some even had doubts about the authenticity of the video, but experts in the field of game development have confirmed that it is original content.
Although the final version of the GTA 6 game will look significantly different, the videos show a working version of it showing various features such as camera angles, NPC tracking and Vice City locations. In part of the video, conversations between the characters can also be heard.
The content of the video is actually what captured the most attention. In one, the shorter version of which is on Twitter, a female character named Lucia can be seen robbing a restaurant with a partner named Jason. In the video, both characters take restaurant patrons hostage and a countdown is visible that says “Time Until Cops Dispatched”, which is very reminiscent of the robberies in Read Dead Redemption 2.
This video probably confirmed the rumors that for the first time in the history of the series, it will be possible to control a female character in GTA 6.
Another interesting video was published on Twitter and shows a striking conversation between the characters by the pool, and in another video it is also on one of Twitter profile shown strip club in the game.
The first information says that the user of the name “teapotuberhacker” published over 90 videos on the GTA forums, claiming that the source code of the GTA 5 and GTA 6 titles was also stolen. There is information that the hacker is currently demanding a ransom from Take-Two Interactive (which owns Rockstar Games), but there have also been rumors that in this context it is a completely different hacker who is impersonating himself. In any case, Take-Two Interactive will report this situation to the competent institutions, and the company has already started the process of removing the video from various platforms (primarily YouTube and Twitter) in order to protect copyright.
The hacker did not provide information on how he gained access to the GTA 6 videos and source code, but the Slack and Confluence servers are mentioned as a potential location of the hack. At the same time, rumors are spreading that the same hacker is behind the previous attacks on Uber, since in this case it was also an attack on Slack servers. After the announcement, the hacker also deleted his Telegram user profile through which he allegedly sent some messages to certain people from Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive.
There are numerous posts about this attack on various platforms, and you can read most of it on the Twitter profile Take Henderson as one of the most prominent gamers.
Written by: Ervin Mičetić