London Police Arrested 17-12 months-Outdated Hacker Suspected of Uber and GTA 6 Breaches

The Metropolis of London Police on Friday revealed that it has arrested a 17-year-old teenager from Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking.

“On the night of Thursday 22 September 2022, the Metropolis of London Police arrested a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking,” the company mentioned, including “he stays in police custody.”

The division mentioned the arrest was made as a part of an investigation in partnership with the U.Okay. Nationwide Crime Company’s cyber crime unit.


No additional particulars concerning the nature of the investigation have been disclosed, though it is suspected that the regulation enforcement motion might have one thing to do with the current string of high-profile hacks aimed toward Uber and Rockstar Video games.

Each the intrusions are alleged to have been dedicated by the identical menace actor, who goes by the title Tea Pot (aka teapotuberhacker).

Uber, for its half, has pinned the breach on an attacker (or attackers) that it believes is related to the LAPSUS$ extortion gang, two of whom are dealing with fraud fees.

In response to cybersecurity firm Flashpoint, the actual world id of the hacker behind the 2 incidents is alleged to have been outed on a web-based illicit discussion board.


“The administrator for that discussion board claimed that teapotuberhacker was the identical particular person who had allegedly hacked Microsoft and ‘owned’ Doxbin,” the corporate disclosed Friday.

This additionally implies that the teapotuberhacker actor is probably going the identical occasion who can also be identified by the aliases White, Breachbase, and WhiteDoxbin and is believed to be “LAPSUS$’s obvious ringleader.”

It is not instantly clear if these allegations maintain water, but when true, might clarify the newest arrest by regulation enforcement officers.

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