Charges Filed Against 17-Year-Old Suspect In Grand Theft Auto Hack

Charges Filed Against 17-Year-Old Suspect In Grand Theft Auto Hack
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The arrest of a 17-year-old boy by the City of London police this week has resulted in the boy being charged with two charges of computer misuse, according to the police. A former journalist for Reuters has made the assertion that the initial arrest was tied to the hacking of Rockstar Games. This assertion has not been verified, although it is plausible. The authorities have informed us that they are unable to provide any additional information at this time.

The unidentified teen, who is now 17, has been charged with two computer usage charges in addition to the two counts of breaching the conditions of their bail. Today is the day that he is scheduled to appear in court; however, because the United Kingdom’s Youth Court is off-limits to the general public, the press will not be present.

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According to Detective Inspector Michael O’Sullivan, the City of London Police made an arrest on Thursday in Oxfordshire of a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of hacking. The arrest was made as part of an operation assisted by the National Crime Agency’s National Cyber Crime Unit. He has been arrested and charged in connection with this inquiry, and the authorities are currently holding him.

When contacted, the authorities have neither acknowledged nor denied that this probe is related to the GTA hack. Because the accused is a kid, it is quite likely that many of the details, including the accused’s identity, will be concealed from the public in any event.

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About this, BBC reporter Joe Tidy said, “This is highly significant.” However, due to limitations on our reporting, we cannot elaborate on the reason.

Similarly, the journalist Matthew Keys has received word from a law enforcement source that the arrest and the charges are connected to an investigation into the hacking of Rockstar. Although, once more, this has yet to be confirmed as of right now.