r/technology Sep 23 '22

Report: UK authorities have arrested a teenager linked to GTA VI leak Security

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2022/09/report-uk-authorities-have-arrested-a-teenager-linked-to-gta-vi-leak/
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u/gothlaw Sep 23 '22

Once he made half-assed extortionate demands for cash, he was a dead man walking.

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u/hammyhamm Sep 24 '22

Interpol don’t fuck around

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u/Village_People_Cop Sep 24 '22

His fellow hackers threw him under the bus because of it

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u/AmbitiousBirthday588 Sep 23 '22

Rockstar should stick the police interview on one of the new radio shows

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u/Wataru624 Sep 23 '22

Lmao yes. It would be pretty ironic if litigation came of this and the person who gives Rockstar the best marketing they've had in half a decade has to pay them for it.

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u/Wotg33k Sep 24 '22

Personally, I like stuff like this. I'd be more impressed if Rockstar gave this kid some sort of 80k a year job and called it a day. Bros on the news in the video game industry. This is marketing gold for a company that makes games like GTA.

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u/i7omahawki Sep 24 '22

That would just incentivise people to keep trying to hack their games…

It’d be like hiring the thief who stole your stuff as your security guard.

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u/shouldreadthearticle Sep 24 '22

which is what most of the USIC does, lol. pretty much if you ever wonder what happens to famous hackers who disappear into the night, they're working for the Feds now.

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u/Zrkkr Sep 24 '22

The difference is that the feds holds your life at stake. Rockstar can't do jack shit.

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u/shouldreadthearticle Sep 24 '22

You'd think, but realistically 9/10 of them basically are happy to not be in jail. UK Police are also infamous however for letting these kind of people go who end up working for tech companies in infosec, I know Malwarebytes is one company

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u/Zrkkr Sep 24 '22

That's what I'm saying, you don't go to jail and feds have new talent. Win win.

Rockstar can't provide "not being in jail" nor can they have any substantial influence if the hacker decides to sabotage again. Lose lose.

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u/shouldreadthearticle Sep 24 '22

Certainly makes sense. I was half basing my comments off of personal experience and half of of the infamous vtech hacker

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u/lotsofdeadkittens Sep 24 '22

The proportion of thieves that get hired to catch thieves versus thieves that get proper legal punishment is not what you seem to think it is

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u/shouldreadthearticle Sep 24 '22

from what I've been told it's pretty much an extremely small number of thieves that the Feds hire, unless you have some unprecedented technique, however those thieves often don't get caught rather get too old and then apply for jobs with immunity. certainly though infosec is a bit different, given that the field relies on people whose sole job is to try to hack into your server. It's a bad analogy tbf, given that infosec is basically an industry that lies on the backbone of former blackhats turned whitehats

edit: for clarification it's not that they're hired to catch thieves, infosec is almost never about detection it's about prevention

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u/AmbitiousBirthday588 Sep 24 '22

I understand your logic and would agree if the person hadn’t released all the stuff and threatened to do more, solely for money. If they’d contacted Rockstar and said ‘hey, there’s a flaw in your security and I found all this’, then yeah, maybe they’d think the person could be an asset. With the way it’s gone down, It’ll be way funnier if Lazlow Jones has a true crime radio show with it as a storyline.

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u/Harsimaja Sep 24 '22

He didn’t just hack them though, he tried to extort them. This isn’t just down to Rockstar now, since it’s a criminal case, which is why he’s been arrested rather than just sued.

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u/Kyle0ng Sep 24 '22

Imagine thinking that gta needs help marketing.

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u/9-11GaveMe5G Sep 23 '22

You mean the guy that was constantly bragging got caught??

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u/Beefis_ Sep 23 '22

doesnt help he was doxxed on doxbin aswell according to some rumours circulating discord

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u/demonicneon Sep 23 '22

He’s also most likely one of the people charged in the Lapsus MS hack case from last year. It’s not like he’s an unknown to the police.

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u/Beefis_ Sep 23 '22

Im not surprised by this at all

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u/demonicneon Sep 23 '22

Also I believe some cybersecurity researchers in the uk had previously traced his identity prior to the dox by former associates. Legit he did not cover his tracks a single bit

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u/th3_3nd_15_n347 Sep 23 '22

is doxbin legit? some of it's really dodgy

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u/ChiggaOG Sep 23 '22

True or not. The kid didn't know a true thing about being an adult.

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u/PrizeAnxious2902 Sep 24 '22

How so? He's gaming the system. He's the same kid involved in Lapsus from last year. He knows he'll just get a slap in the wrist because he's a minor. Dude's meta-gaming reality while we're wage slaving away.

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u/TL10 Sep 24 '22

Sentence time might be short, bit a lot of these hackers get bent over by the fines levied in these crimes, which have gone into the hundreds of thousands of dollars territory.

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u/GekkosGhost Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

If he's in the UK then he won't.

We'll try him here so no extradition to America. Our courts won't impose a significant financial penalty on a kid because he has no income. All he'll get from the court is a slap on the wrist.

What will be a problem for him potentially, is visiting America, where your courts might allow Rockstar to make a claim against him when he's an adult. It might also mess up future immigration opportunities.

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u/redditornot6648 Sep 24 '22

A hacker of this level doesn’t get fined.

He gets a 100k a year job he must stay at for X number of years and everything gets sealed because he’s a minor.

The best way to fill out a job application to the NSA is to hack the NSA as they say.

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u/katiecharm Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

Dude is 100% going to get locked away in a shitty dark place for a month or two, and then they’ll get a nice visit from a man in black, who will bring them the first quality meal they’ve had in a while and “just want to chat”.

The MiB will offer to make the whole mess disappear, on the condition the kid a.) keep their nose clean from then on and b.) you now work for us. See ya on Monday kid.

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u/PrizeAnxious2902 Sep 24 '22

You need to take your meds.

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u/kptkrunch Sep 24 '22

Idk if the NSA recruits minors in prison/juvie but federal agents are pretty much a fixture of hacker conventions like defcon. So much so that they even play a game called "spot the fed". If I was a highly skilled hacker and had the choice between making 200-300k in the private sector, extorting large corporations for huge payouts or putting on a suit and tie and making 90-150k working for the government.. it might be hard for a federal agency to recruit me.

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u/Howdareme9 Sep 24 '22

Hes hardly highly skilled though

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u/kptkrunch Sep 24 '22

The article doesn't mention a definitive method of attack. I don't know much about this particular case so you may be right.

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u/SylveonVMAX Sep 24 '22

as long as theyre paid well it's not too bad and could be exciting work for them

but it is on unfair terms and stupid

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u/Goldenhead17 Sep 24 '22

Unfair? These kids have no sense of reality. They live in an online world where they don’t assume any real responsibility. I’d say shake this kid up with a few months jail then 5 years no online access whatsoever. Breach that would bring him back for a solid 10 years.

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u/seehp Sep 24 '22

Hello? He leaked videos. A slap on the wrist is more than enough.

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u/DreamyScape Sep 24 '22

These kids who are prodigies just might be recruited to a government agency that specializes in cyber security. For sure they’ll always be tracked, but they’ll probably at least offer them something than waste their talent, unless ofc they continue with black hat activities.

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u/Nemesis504 Sep 24 '22

definitely read too much alrex rider

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u/bald_blad Sep 24 '22

Conspiracy shit like this is the reason our country is going to shit.

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u/nemocluecrj Sep 23 '22

The guy who was bragging and threatening to release more data.

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u/mkmakashaggy Sep 23 '22

How many stars did he have before they got him?

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u/seaburn Sep 23 '22

He had one Rockstar on him

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u/Chefshipwreck5897 Sep 23 '22

How the heck did the find him

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u/IamAFlaw Sep 23 '22

I pointed with my finger.

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u/Jasonguyen81 Sep 24 '22

They asked Mid Journey AI to draw him

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u/iPlayTehGames Sep 24 '22

Figure out what external ips connected to rockstars data base, screen those ips and determine wether they are part of a vpn network. If so they typically just need to contact the vpn company and they will just hand over his real ip to law enforcement. Of course this is just a broad generalization of what could have happened. Hard to say how it all actually went down.

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u/i_went_full_retard Sep 23 '22

I've been looking for the sauce on every single porn site I know of and so far I have no leads.

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u/ThePineappleEnjoyer Sep 23 '22

yo send me a DM when u find it please

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u/i_went_full_retard Sep 23 '22

I don't send pics of my dick online. I'm afraid if I send you a dick message, you'll leak it.

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u/Aaron_Hamm Sep 24 '22

Somethin'll leak, that's for sure

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u/i_went_full_retard Sep 24 '22

That's what she said.

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u/smokeyser Sep 24 '22

Smart. You should always be worried about your dick leaking. That's never a good sign.

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u/i_went_full_retard Sep 24 '22

I agree, that's why I use posters.

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u/Zealousideal_Law3112 Sep 24 '22

If I leak it you’ll be embarrassed by how small it is

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u/i_went_full_retard Sep 24 '22

I'd put in a banana for scale but then you'd ask which one is the banana. So I'd have to add my hand for perspective. But as soon as I do, I'll start thinking about the GTA leak I just found on Pornhub and...

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u/Civilbedroom-2022 Sep 23 '22

What a jerk!

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u/i_went_full_retard Sep 23 '22

This. I imagine it would make me feel like a Rockstar.

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u/PeckerTraxx Sep 23 '22

Sounds like the new screen play for the reboot of Hackers.

HACK THE PLANET

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u/robotfoxman1 Sep 23 '22

Bake em away toys

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u/SillyMattFace Sep 23 '22

What’d you say, Chief?

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u/locjaw420 Sep 23 '22

Just do what the kid said.

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u/whynowv9 Sep 23 '22

Seems bitcoin is not very helpful for anonymity

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u/Actually-Yo-Momma Sep 23 '22

It really isn’t. It’s annoying but BTC is easily traceable since you have to deposit/withdraw value to a real account at some point. Nobody uses BTC for black market stuff for this exact reason and use something like monero

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u/ballsohaahd Sep 23 '22

Hahahaha it literally never has been, and also every transaction is available to everyone on the blockchain.

Imagine the public looking through your bank and CC statements

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u/smokeyser Sep 24 '22

Every transaction is visible, but until recently authorities had no way of tracing a wallet to an individual. Bank and CC statements have your name and address right on them. It's not a good comparison.

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u/Atlantic0ne Sep 23 '22

The entire premise is that the transaction is logged and can’t be changed lol.

There are so many misunderstandings around crypto, it’s absolutely ridiculous. Honestly the whole idea being crypto is… meh. I won’t get into that here though.

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u/Jaded-Protection-402 Sep 23 '22

unless you sideshift your bitcoins to monero

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u/Atlantic0ne Sep 24 '22

I’m not sure what that is?

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u/Jaded-Protection-402 Sep 24 '22

Monero is a cryptocurrency but can't be tracked

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u/IamAFlaw Sep 23 '22

How does biting a coin help? you get your tooth print on it if you have good chompers on it to don't break, or at the very least DNA.

What a weird thing to do...

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u/No-Computer-3177 Sep 23 '22

If only US Feds would move on criminals who steal classified docs as fast as UK goes after videogame leakers.

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u/Pragmatist_Hammer Sep 23 '22

Well, this kid did try harder to hide documents than a certain five-times draft-dodging, six-times bankrupt failed steaks, casino, airline, and university salesman ex-reality star whose credit is so wrecked from defaulting on loans for 30 years only russian oligarchies would loan him money though he's over a billion in debt because he's such a moron he can't balance a checking account, let alone run any successful business.

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u/PeckerTraxx Sep 23 '22

Don't forget Saudi Royalty

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u/SHODAN117 Sep 24 '22

Trump. You're talking about Trump. Right? Trump. That's my final answer. Can I use my call now to get help on this?

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u/Master_Combination74 Sep 23 '22

Damn Trump is really living in your head bro 😂😂

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u/myeff Sep 23 '22

They didn't mention the name, but you knew who it was lol.

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u/Master_Combination74 Sep 24 '22

Yeah cus it’s all you mfs talk about. And Elon musk too. You would think they fucked your guy’s mom or something

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u/thebigsad_69420 Sep 24 '22

Lmao right? The hate boners for these guys is insane

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u/No-Computer-3177 Sep 24 '22

It's almost like threatening American democracy really upsets Americans or something.

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u/Master_Combination74 Sep 24 '22

If he’s convicted for that shit then I’ll happily admit I’m wrong, but he hasn’t yet. I swear you mfs have been saying that he’ll go to jail for years but it still hasn’t happened yet lol. If he’s such a criminal why isn’t he in jail yet? And don’t say the system is corrupt because half the damn country is gunning for him, including a lot of damn powerful people. If they had something on him he would’ve been locked up years ago. What happened to innocent until proven guilty?

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u/No-Computer-3177 Sep 24 '22

Innocent until proven guilty doesn't mean "let's deny wrong doing at all and threaten riots if you try to prove guilt"

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u/thebigsad_69420 Sep 24 '22

Lmao give me a break hahahahah

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u/WOKinTOK-sleptafter Sep 24 '22

Really telling when some people don’t hate tRump after he sold us all out to Russia.

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u/G00b3rb0y Sep 23 '22

God the thumbnail here is hilarious

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u/jnemesh Sep 23 '22

Matt Gaetz gets off after trafficking a 17 year old, but leak a video game? PRISON!

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u/Lord_Derp_The_2nd Sep 23 '22

I don't see what the problem is here, the kid declassified the files with his mind.

Everything should be on the up and up here.

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u/Pedinhuh Sep 24 '22

Well the kid isnt an right-wing American politician, so there's that.

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u/Sajun Sep 24 '22

That’s too bad, I was really enjoying his streak of showing embarrassing security problems in large companies.

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u/ToastNomNomNom Sep 23 '22

Rookie move having that many stars and no exit plan.

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u/ICPosse8 Sep 24 '22

Thank god now the world can get back to being peaceful

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u/goodbyekitty83 Sep 24 '22

Right? Let's let the murderers go, but once you go after a company, all hands on deck!

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u/GroundbreakingCow775 Sep 24 '22

This article needed a gif image

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u/InGordWeTrust Sep 24 '22

Can't find who killed Epstein, but they can find a teenager for a videogame leak.

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u/Bruceybonus30 Sep 24 '22

Should have paid Lester to remove wanted level

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u/Renegade7559 Sep 24 '22

Fucking glory hunting clown.

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u/Complete_Campaign_58 Sep 23 '22

Ladies & gentlemen……… we got em

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u/goodbyekitty83 Sep 24 '22

Murders? Ain't nobody got time for that again being released early? This is a hardened criminal and must find them as soon as possible

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u/420BigDawg_ Sep 24 '22

Can we leave rockstar alone? They consistently give us great, ground breaking games. Let’s not fuck this up for them eh?

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u/rmphilli Sep 23 '22

No sympathy. Good luck with the rest of your life you poor, stupid, accountable idiot.

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u/Bucket_0011 Sep 23 '22

Damn he really got to you

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u/IamAFlaw Sep 23 '22

He is going to get a slap on the wrist and land an awesome job.

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u/QuickBricksOfficial Sep 23 '22

I don't think he hacked his way in. From everything circulating online he tricked people to letting him in essentially. Not a genius hacker just a con artist

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u/nemocluecrj Sep 23 '22

I was just having this conversation on another thread. I work for a company that does procurement and high level tech credentialing and hiring, and there's no way in hell that this kid scores a job for doing this. He phished someone's Slack credentials and then spammed his way in. That is ... definitely not some amazing black hat skill that will get land him a sweet security job. I've definitely seen black, grey, and red hats make a transition into white hat gigs, but you're talking about people will the skills to do something amazing and novel, not just simply trick a lazy employee in a d.m. to give you their credentials. (In fact, he'll probably never be able to get a good tech job, ever. Messing with other people's credentials is a kiss of death. You do it once, there's too high of a chance you'll do it again.)

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u/ralanr Sep 23 '22

Isn’t that basically what hacking is?

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u/ffigu002 Sep 23 '22

I think that one is called social engineering

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u/RabbitWithoutASauce Sep 23 '22

He hacked humans, not machines.

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u/smthngwyrd Sep 24 '22

So he’ll end up a politician

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u/QuickBricksOfficial Sep 23 '22

Arguably I suppose I'm no hacker 🤣

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u/Thicc_Spider-Man Sep 23 '22

That's what most of hacking revolves around...

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u/multiverse_robot Sep 23 '22

but not the type of hacking that gets you hired into a tech role

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u/Jaded-Protection-402 Sep 23 '22

People who say the kid is not a "real hacker" obviously watches too much movies. The kinda films where they rob a bank merely by typing stuff into a DOS page.

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u/ObamaDramaLlama Sep 23 '22

Is it just me or is taking pleasure from the thought of teenagers getting raped kind of weird?

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u/RabbitWithoutASauce Sep 23 '22

In general the fascination with prison rape I find overtly obscene and weird.

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u/ShitwareEngineer Sep 23 '22

You want a teenager to get raped for cybercrime that didn't directly hurt anyone?

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u/jsdjhndsm Sep 23 '22

Yeah, this kid really isn't that bad in the grand scheme of things.

Hes no pedo or rapist, he doesnt deserve such treatment.

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u/Zid96 Sep 23 '22

Pretty much😏 Hes going to be told to join the UK government hackers to be let go. He also been in multiple other high profile hacks before.

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u/NeighborhoodOk9405 Sep 24 '22

For hacking Rockstar?

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u/steepleton Sep 23 '22

Side note: How long did it take to arrest stephen Lawrence’s killers?

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u/ShitwareEngineer Sep 23 '22

Catching a murderer can be harder than catching a guy who brags about a high-profile leak of a very big game.

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u/dbfuru Sep 24 '22

Yea cause law enforcement can literally only work on one case at a time

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u/eyebrowsreddits Sep 23 '22

Give him a government job on cyber defense team.

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u/Yungsleepboat Sep 24 '22

That will not happen lmao

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u/dbfuru Sep 24 '22

Especially as he gained access by social engjneering/phishing and not because he's some techno wizard like everyone saying "he's gonna get a job at the NSA for this" thinks lol

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u/Civilbedroom-2022 Sep 23 '22

So what did I miss? Was it a playable game that leaked? I don’t have time for this.

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u/Office_Sadist Sep 23 '22

Just a video snippet. The models were only partly designed and not really any textures or gameplay. He then tried to ransom Rockstar studios at the threat of releasing more content.

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u/bobdunc123an Sep 24 '22

Abt a hours long of footage and pics from the game

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u/MelTheTransceiver Sep 24 '22

Sad we couldn't get source code before he got arrested. Bro should have leaked it the moment cops walked in. Hope his shit is encrypted, because if the cops get in he is done.

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u/CaptainWanWingLo Sep 23 '22

He should’ve gone to the paint ‘n spray.

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u/Belligerent-J Sep 23 '22

Am i the only who thinks companies have too much power if teenagers are getting arrested for showing people a sneak peek of a game being developed? Boo hoo, he leaked your game.

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u/ApatheticWithoutTheA Sep 23 '22

He didn’t just leak some screenshots of the game, he stole the source code and threatened to post it.

As in IP theft.

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u/moopthepoop Sep 23 '22

Don't forget the juicy info he purchased somewhere that allowed him to perform these intrusions. They need to find out who else he was working on, and who he was working *with*.

It's not about leaking upcoming game info, its about the extortion and illegal access and purchasing stolen materials. It's about the millions, potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue. Usually people are committing more than one crime at a time, who knows what else they were up to.

I am glad they got egotistical. If you have it in you to do these things you shouldn't have the power.

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u/Stormchaserelite13 Sep 23 '22

I mean. The whole loss of revenue thing definitely shouldn't be brought up. If anything people are MORE excited for the game now. I cant see how generating free hype could corralate to loss of revenue.

As for the source code stealing..... What the hell can you even do with that? Games arnt THAT complex that its some super secret thing that cant be replicated by a skilled team anyway.

It would make less sense for a competitor to buy that than just make their own. It also would be a huge legal liability anyway.

He still will have theft of data charges and a few others, but we cant pretend that rockstars bottom line was negatively affected.

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u/ShitwareEngineer Sep 23 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

As for the source code stealing..... What the hell can you even do with that?

Make piracy a breeze since, as long as you have all the required tools, you can just recompile the game as long as you also have all the assets.

Games arnt THAT complex

This kind of game is so very extremely complex. Massively, massively complex. Mind-numbingly complex. Countless systems interacting in countless ways. I'm a programmer and the sheer scale of it is hard for me to wrap my head around.

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u/ApatheticWithoutTheA Sep 23 '22

Somebody recreating the game isn’t the issue.

It’s giving hack dealers a head start on reverse engineering the game.

You could see day 1 hacks.

And yes, games are that complex lol. These take entire teams of the best developers in the industry.

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u/moopthepoop Sep 23 '22

They broke into uber and rockstar, they were planning/acting on more. It's a lucky thing they were too dumb to do any real damage as it is. They could have just destroyed everything after doing enough recon and pivoting to find all the backups and credentials to access them. If they were more patient, and smarter(dumber?), they could have ruined two corporations.

I want to know what other credentials they had from the purchase, and who the person was gathering those creds in the first place. That is the real threat.

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u/MerelyMortalModeling Sep 23 '22

He stole the source code and tried to extort them for money. Not exactly the same thing as a sneak peak.

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u/b1ue_jellybean Sep 23 '22

At least one person will probably lose their job over this, it’s not a sneak peek that’s causing the problem it’s people livelihoods.

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u/Belligerent-J Sep 23 '22

So sue the kid. Police and handcuffs don't need to get involved in business disputes.

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u/RabbitWithoutASauce Sep 23 '22

At least one person will probably lose their job over this, it’s not a sneak peek that’s causing the problem it’s people livelihoods.

If it's the guy that allowed the 2-factor auth to go through after not triggering it himself... I'm not too sure that's entirely wrong.

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u/gamesrebel123 Sep 23 '22

It's not just a teenager it's a cybercriminal, he gained access to their systems illegally, stole proprietary data that would've taken years to develop, also caused them damages (including the cost of taking everything down), he then proceeded to demand ransom for the files also. It's a country's job to uphold that law and the kid (if he is the perpetrator) broke it, simple as that. Doesn't have anything to do with rockstar at all they don't run the UK.

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u/b1ue_jellybean Sep 23 '22

He probably won’t even get a serious punishment considering his age.

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u/LockFan28 Sep 23 '22

I disagree completely. The guy was caught a year or two ago for some similar shenanigans, so he has a criminal history. Dude has demonstrated that he's a threat to big industry, and governments do not like this one bit.

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u/gamesrebel123 Sep 23 '22

He won't but it would be a lesson for anyone else thinking of trying this and hopefully that teenager won't do it again either

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u/RabbitWithoutASauce Sep 23 '22

He won't but it would be a lesson for anyone else thinking of trying this and hopefully that teenager won't do it again either

I guess that's what they thought when he got caught a year ago?

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u/dyschromatopsie Sep 23 '22

boo hoo just a few million dollars in damage. you get the concept of crime yes?

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u/Belligerent-J Sep 23 '22

What got damaged? They are still gonna release this game in a few years, probably in a form nearly unrecognizable from these unfinished leaks, and they are still gonna sell just as many copies as they would have otherwise.

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u/Timbershoe Sep 23 '22

Well, the guy also bragged about hacking Uber.

That had very real fiscal impacts.

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u/dyschromatopsie Sep 23 '22

stonks

Issue is not game footage, but "showing" the world that your data & system is vunerable. to save you some time, "well if it is vulnerable then they deserve it" is the weakest and most ignorant one you could make. Just in case.

If we go by your argumentation, if someone takes YOUR money away, say 20% of it because you lost your bank card. Would that be okay for you? All happy ?

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u/Belligerent-J Sep 23 '22

You lose points for arguing with a point i didn't make, but win them back for correctly predicting what i was gonna say. I still think this is more a "Sue him in court" thing than an "arrest him" thing but you raise some good points.

EDIT: Fuck, i own stock in taketwo. Goddammit.

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u/dyschromatopsie Sep 23 '22

Thing is, arresting someone can also protect them. In general, thinking about both sides and getting some perspective always helps - I appreciate you taking it with humor! Have a nice evening/day (=

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u/Eedat Sep 23 '22

He stole the source code lol

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u/ragingduck Sep 24 '22

You’re so very hilariously clueless.

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u/Loa_Sandal Sep 23 '22

Yes. Yes you are.

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u/zekex944resurrection Sep 23 '22

This man deserves a job not a sentence.

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u/DaveMeese Sep 23 '22

It was just a matter of time. The teen had 4 wanted stars.

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u/darklinux1977 Sep 24 '22

well , we are going to hope that this will be settled by December , but these companies will have to redo their human and computer security

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u/NeighborhoodOk9405 Sep 24 '22

Michael will be proud

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u/alotofcooties Sep 24 '22

This needs to be a mission in GTA 6 somehow.

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u/goofyfootjp Sep 24 '22

So he accessed their Slack and Confluence?

Was this a true hack, or just another person who got social engineered?

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u/tw411 Sep 24 '22

That thumbnail reminds me of the bank robbery scene in Free Guy when he realises it’s all just a scripted event playing out

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u/SpaceToaster Sep 24 '22

Did they bring a helicopter and eventually a tank while he continued the standoff with a rocket launcher?

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u/5mu2f4cc0unT Sep 24 '22

To give award in person?

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u/MrJakeLondon Sep 27 '22

What surprises me:

Is there actually no 100% protection against such attacks and does one not need special experience (university degree) or can anyone carry out such attacks?

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u/NonSupportiveCup Sep 23 '22

Gottem.

Get those kids for taking advantage of Rockstar poor security and leaking videogame details!

GTA 50000000 is ruined now!

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u/Goose_Fishing Sep 23 '22

I doubt that. I think this teenager isn't the actual hacker.

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u/RabbitWithoutASauce Sep 23 '22

Why is that?

I'd say the FBI and National Cyber Crime Unit are probably a bit better than your random thoughts based on nothing.

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u/Goose_Fishing Sep 23 '22

You're right, I based it off of nothing but a hunch. So I'll take a look through this

The article sources Matthew Keys, he say that this is related to the leak but this was never confirmed so we don't fully know that this is about the GTA 6 leaks.

The FBI and National cyber crime unit know what they are doing but for all we know this could be apart of a different investigation

I just had a feeling and it seems a bit iffy on the link to the leaks

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u/abdnizam Sep 23 '22

Damn son haha