Bitcoin fraudsters benefited from the drama around the leakage of popular videogame series Grand Theft Auto (GTA). The video game is presently under advancement in its 6th installation by famous studio Rockstar, however a bad star had the ability to penetrate their network and take important information on the task.
Rockstar Games confirmed the hacked through their authorities Twitter manage categorizing as an “illegal” breach of their systems. The hacker runs under the name “Teapot” and had the ability to download “confidential information”, the famous video game studio verified, “including early development footage for the next Grand Theft Auto”.
The hacker required to GTA Forums to share over 90 clips of the upcoming title and threatened to launch more info, consisting of GTA 5’s source code. The hacker released a Telegram account, and asked Rockstar agents to call him or anybody going to acquire the taken info.
Scammers Stole Bitcoin In Exchange For Fake GTA 6 Data
The bad star particularly requested deals above 5 figures in U.S. dollars. In the meantime, impersonators were using the information in exchange for Bitcoin. According to a report by YouTuber MrMattyPlays, somebody sent out 2.2 Bitcoin (BTC) or around $100,000 to acquire the information.
However, the Rockstar hacker rejected that the cash was moved to his wallet validating that individuals were being scammed by these impersonators. Bitcoin explorer mempool.space reveals that the address Bc1q5ctpkgan2npcwwsq9esvuq2fzne3m6qd8he7c5, related to the rip-offs, presently holds around $96,690 from 6 deals.
As the report claims, Teapot was recognized by a group of hackers presumably as a 16-year-old teen based in the United Kingdom. The hacker was connected to another huge cyber attack on Uber, and other business, and it is presently under examination by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The declared hacker was currently charged with illegal cyber activity in the U.K., therefore he removed the Telegram channel and other social networks accounts. The group behind Rockstar has actually not talked about the latter or about any examination, they did reveal frustration about the attack however declare the video game won’t be impacted:
Our deal with the next Grand Theft Auto Games will continue as prepared and we stay as dedicated as every to providing an experience to you, our gamers, that really surpasses your expectations.
Will GTA 6 Have In-Game Bitcoin Transactions?
Several reports from video gaming outlets have actually had the ability to verify a few of the possible functions and information of the upcoming GTA 6 series. The video game will happen in the imaginary “Vice City” where gamers will presumably have the ability to have fun with the very first GTA female lead character and communicate with the regional animals, drive brand-new automobiles, and more.
However, the video game is presently at an extremely early phase in advancement, and anything can be prone to modifications. As Bitcoinist reported in 2021, there were reports about in-game Bitcoin and crypto deals occurring in GTA 6.
According to Watcher Guru, the dripped information reveals no proof that the designer is preparing to include this functions. At the time of composing, BTC’s cost trades at $19,300 with a 2% revenue in the last 24 hr.