As the US company Uber reports, they are in contact with the FBI and the US Department of Justice after a recent hacker attack.
The company suspects that this could be the same hacker who was responsible for the hacker attack on Rockstar Games and the mega leak for Grand Theft Auto 6.
Not the first case
The hacker claimed to have obtained the GTA 6 footage through an internal Slack channel and also to be behind the hacking of Uber, which also used Slack.
This has not yet been confirmed, but Uber mentions the possible connection in a new message. The hacker is believed to belong to a group called Lapsus$, which is said to be based primarily in South America. Lapsus$ is also responsible for attacks on companies such as Ubisoft, Nvidia, Microsoft, Samsung and Vodafone.
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Earlier this year, a 16-year-old was arrested in England. He is accused of being one of the leaders of this group and having amassed $14 million through cybercrime.
“This group typically uses similar techniques to attack tech companies and in 2022 alone attacked Microsoft, Cisco, Samsung, Nvidia, and Okta, among others,” writes Above.
“There were also reports over the weekend that the same actor attacked video game developer Rockstar Games. We are in close coordination with the FBI and the US Department of Justice on this matter and will continue to support their efforts.”
Rockstar and Take-Two confirmed the incident and the leak yesterday. The publisher emphasized that steps have already been taken to isolate and contain the incident.