Uber Hacker Claims To Have Hacked Rockstar Games, Leaks GTA 6 Videos


Hot on the heels of the Uber hacking incident last week, someone claiming to be the hacker behind it now says Rockstar Games has been hacked. As evidence of this, videos of Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 6, which is still in the early stages of development, have been leaked and published online.

The hacker, using a handle of teapotuberhacker and posting to the GTAForums fan forum, claimed to have gained access to Rockstar Games’ Slack server and also its team-working Confluence wiki. As well as making claims to be the same ‘Tea Pot’ hacker who was behind the Uber incident, the threat actor says they had gained access to both GTA 5 and GTA 6 source code along with other assets. To back this up, a file containing some 90 videos was also uploaded.

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What GTA 6 videos have been leaked?

Bleeping Computer reports that these videos seem to have been “created by developers debugging various features in the game” and feature Vice City locations as well as conversations with Non-Player Characters (NPCs).

Some of the videos have since been published on YouTube, and, despite the best efforts of Rockstar Games issuing takedown notices, many remain viewable today.

According to that Bleeping Computer report, extortion appears to be the motivation with the threat actor demanding money in return for not publishing the source code to the GTA 6 game.

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Awaiting comment from Rockstar Games

I have reached out to Rockstar Games for a statement but have not heard back at the time of publication. However, a reporter for Bloomberg, Jason Schreier, has tweeted that “Rockstar sources” have confirmed the GTA 6 leak is real.

I have not been able to contact the threat actor directly, and it’s still a matter of conjecture whether this is, indeed, the same person as was behind the Uber hack. That Slack server access was involved, and the very public, boastful nature of the video postings certainly suggest a similar modus operandi, however.

I will update this article with further information as it becomes available.