17-year-old Briton arrested in connection with attacks on Uber and Rockstar Games

The London police announced the arrest of a 17-year-old citizen who is suspected of cybercriminal activities. It is reported that the young man allegedly participated in the recent high-profile attacks on Uber and Rockstar Games.

According to a police report posted on Twitter, the teenager was detained in Oxfordshire. The National Crime Agency of Great Britain, during a recent investigation, helped the police to find a young man.

While law enforcement officers refrain from publishing additional information related to the investigation, however, there is information that the detainee is associated with the Lapsus $ cybercriminal group. This group, by the way, launched a program in March to find insiders who are ready to open access to corporate networks.

A post by journalist Matthew Keys also appeared on Twitter, claiming that a 17-year-old teenager was detained as part of an investigation into cyber attacks on Uber and Rockstar Games. Since this is a minor, neither the police nor the journalists disclose his name.

Recall that in mid-September, Uber was attacked, during which cybercriminals managed to gain access to vulnerability reports. The attackers posted screenshots of the corporation’s internal data on forums on the relevant topics.

Literally, a few days later, information appeared about the leak of the source code of GTA 6 and the drain of the gameplay. Some user “teapotuberhacker” posted a RAR archive containing 90 videos allegedly stolen from Rockstar Games.

And last week, the distributor and publisher of interactive games, 2K, became a victim of hackers. The attackers used its support system to send the RedLine malware to gamers.

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