Mental health professionals have concluded that the kid behind the GTA 6 leaks is not competent to stand trial.
The person behind the GTA 6 Leaks
Teenage hacker who made headlines for trying to blackmail Rockstar Games by leaking Grand Theft Auto 6 has been judged mentally incompetent to stand trial. The young hacker penetrated not only Uber but also Nvidia Corp.
With nearly $8 billion in sales, Grand Theft Auto 5 is not just one of the best-selling games of all time, but also the most financially successful work of fiction in history. Even without an official trailer, Grand Theft Auto 6 is likely one of the most anticipated games of this decade, thanks to the success of GTA 5. Fans of GTA 6 are known to devour any and all leaks related to the game, despite Rockstar Games’ best efforts to prevent them. A young hacker trying to blackmail Rockstar over the highly anticipated title was probably the last thing anyone at the firm was expecting.
Arion Kurtaj, 18, a member of the hacking organization Lapsus$, threatened to publish the Grand Theft Auto 6 source code online in an effort to blackmail Rockstar Games. Kurtaj has a history of hacking into major corporations and causing millions of dollars in damage, such as when he leaked sensitive information that cost Uber approximately $3 million. Kurtaj has been found incompetent to stand trial by a panel of psychiatrists; therefore, the jury will determine whether or not he committed the offences in question.
The Intriguing Tale of Lapsus$
This whole thing sounds like a side quest from GTA6, yet it’s entirely real. In addition to Kurtaj, an anonymous accomplice wanted $4 million in ransom from EE, a British telecommunications operator. The two cybercriminals were considered “key players” in the Lapsus$ group. It is said that Lapsus$ is well organized and has members all over the world. Some of the major corporations that have been targeted by the organization include Samsung, Microsoft, Nvidia, and Ubisoft.
Blackmail, Fraud, and the GTA 6 Connection
Kurtaj faces three counts of blackmail in addition to nine other charges, such as fraud. Two counts of fraud and two counts of blackmail have been brought against his unknown accomplice. Three additional charges are levelled against him, all of which he vigorously refutes. Rockstar Games has yet to comment on these rumors or the release date for Grand Theft Auto 6.