Rockstar Games Hacked, GTA 6 Data Leaked
As spotted by Hackread.com, a hacker going by the online handle “teapotuberhacker” on the GTA forums uploaded a zip file listing videos and screenshots of what he believed to be GTA 6 debut. and declared unreleased footage.
The hacker also claimed he was behind Uber’s cyber attack and posted screenshots of GTA V and GTA 6’s source code as proof. GTA 6 is expected to be released sometime in 2025.
The hacker further claimed that he has stolen GTA 5 and 6 source code, assets, and GTA 6 testing build and is now trying to rob Rockstar Games instead of leaking more data. The massive GTA 6 leak was also possible via Slack. This is how the hacker targeted Uber.
Leaked Content Analysis
Leaked GTA 6’s footage shows a female protagonist. If a rumor spread by Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier in July is to be believed, the photo could be authentic. The source code and videos were first leaked on GTAForums, and the RAR archive contains approximately ninety (90) stolen videos.
These videos are made by the developers while debugging various features of the game including NPC tracking, camera angles, and voice city locations. Some videos also feature voice communication between various NPCs and the main character.
Other clips feature female and male protagonists and gameplay set in a fictional city.
Rockstar Games has admitted to a security breach. On Twitter, the gaming giant released a statement expressing its disappointment. However, the company vowed to continue working on the next GTA 6 as planned.
According to Schreier, they also confirmed with Rockstar that the leak is indeed authentic and the footage is real. On the other hand, the hacker revealed that Rockstar Games is willing to pay $10,000 for GTA V source code/assets, while GTA 6’s source code is currently not up for sale.
Since the leaked content has reached Twitter and YouTube, Rockstar Games owner Tech2 Interactive has issued DMCA violation notices and requested that the videos be taken offline, facilitating has been done
But it’s too little and too late as the hacker has already started leaking GTA 6 stolen videos and part of the source code on Telegram. Today, the threat actor posted a GTA 6’s source file containing 9,500 lines, which appears to be related to the execution of scripts for in-game actions.