The massive GTA VI leak last year, which left the Rockstar Games in damage control mode, was carried out by a hacker who was already on bail for allegedly hacking Nvidia.
Why is that he did everything from a hotel room in the United States, to a smartphone, and a keyboard.
Arion Kurtaj, a GTA VI hacker, is a member of Lapsus$, a group that made up of young men in Brazil and the United Kingdom.
According to the BBC, Kurtaj was placed in the UK Travelodge hotel by officials after his personal information was exposed online by other hackers, putting him and his family at risk. He was supposed to be not at the hotel with an Internet access but found a way to bypass the restriction by a Fire TV Stick.
On the back of an Amazon Fire TV Stick, a smartphone, a keyboard and a mouse, Kurtaj ran into a confidential file in the name of GTA VI, arguably one of the most anticipated games in the industry. Kurtaj took the time to enter, saying that I wasn’t an employee of the Rockstar, that I am the victim of a massive murder in the company’s Slack channel. He leaked the upcoming title footage to the audience.
He even threatened that if Rockstar didn’t contact him with Telegram within 24 hours, he’d release the titles.
Kurtajs illegal activities came into light after a trial of another 17-year-old hacker was convicted and bailed.
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Source: BBC via: Engadget.