26 September 2022

UK police arrested 17-year-old teen suspected to be behind Uber and Rockstar hacks


UK police arrested 17-year-old teen suspected to be behind Uber and Rockstar hacks

City of London Police announced the arrest of a 17-year-old teenager in Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking

"On the evening of Thursday 22 September 2022, the City of London Police arrested a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking," the agency said, adding that the suspect remains in custody.

The arrest was made as part of an investigation supported by the UK ’s National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU). No further details were released pertaining to the nature of the investigation, although some reports suggest that the arrest is connected to the Rockstar Games breach that led to a major Grand Theft Auto VI leak. The suspect may have been involved in the Uber hack as well.

"The teenager has been charged with two counts of breach of bail conditions and two counts of computer misuse," said detective inspector Michael O’Sullivan from the City of London police force’s Cyber Crime Unit.

The individual will appear at court on September 24, 2022, he said.


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