GTA 6 Hacker Teen Sentenced To Life Imprisonment

The 18-year-old has been sentenced life imprisonment.

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  • Rockstar Games suffered a monumental leak last year, with millions of dollars vanishing in damages.
  • According to a report by BBC, the hacker responsible for the breach has been sentenced to life imprisonment. 
  • Allegedly, the teen cybercriminals hacked Rockstar with a TV, Amazon Fire Stick, and a cellphone.

The notorious teen hacker and representative of the Lapsus$ cybercriminal group Arion Kurtaj has been sentenced to life imprisonment in a dedicated hospital, as reported by BBC. It’s also been claimed that Arion breached Rockstar from a hotel room at the time of his bail from hacking Nvidia. As per sources, the teen did this using a television, an Amazon Fire Stick, and a smartphone. Surreal.

I’m honestly bewildered how he managed to pull off the hack of a lifetime with such a scarcity of materials to his name. Not just that, but Arion was supposedly trying to “negotiate” a deal with Rockstar too when he confiscated confidential company data. Of course, you play with fire, you’re always going to get burned somehow. The teen leaker now faces life in a hospital prison until the doctors deem him fit for trial. 

Rockstar Games, a giant of the industry and the creator of the famous Grand Theft Auto games, was infamously hacked last September which resulted in massive damages to the company and associated personnel. From that point onward, some of the most pivotal aspects of the developer’s next iteration in the long-running Grand Theft Auto series became known to the general public, such as the introduction of the dual-protagonist system and the overall setting of the game.

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So you’d think after all this time, the hacker folks would give it a rest, you know, let Rockstar do its thing, but no. Literal hours before GTA 6’s grand reveal on December 5, somebody leaked the entire trailer online, much to the company’s disappointment. Rockstar was quick to respond and thus uploaded the official trailer to YouTube earlier than the scheduled time as well.

In case you missed it, the GTA 6 teaser trailer was full of real-life references, even to the point where one figure threatened to sue Rockstar if they wouldn’t compensate him for his likenesses. However, said figure a.k.a The Florida Joker, got shut down brutally by Arthur Morgan’s VA, and we’re not sure what came after that. 

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Grand Theft Auto 6, therefore, comes out sometime in 2025 according to its first trailer for the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, with no PC version at the start. Here are some of the features we expect the game to have when it finally drops. 

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