An 18-year-old hacked the popular game GTA via Amazon Fire TV Stick


London Aug 27: 18-year-old Arion Kortag, a member of the famous hacking group Lapsus$, used only an Amazon Fire TV wand, smartphone, keyboard and mouse to hack the Rockstar Games that created Grand Theft Auto VI.

A court has found that Oxford’s Cortege leaked clips from an unreleased Grand Theft Auto 6 game while on bail at a Travelodge hotel in the UK, the BBC reports.

Cortag was taken to the hotel after hackers “identified” him and posted detailed information about him and his family online.

The report stated that although he was not allowed to access the internet at the economy hotel while on bail, he used a Fire TV Stick to hack Rockstar Games.

The 2021 and 2022 attacks by Lapsus$ on tech companies have shocked the world of cybersecurity.

The report stated that Kortag suffers from autism, and psychiatrists deemed him incompetent to appear in court, so he did not appear in court to testify.

Another 17-year-old, who also has autism, was convicted for his involvement in the activities of the Ipsos Dollar gang but could not be named due to his age.

The group from the UK, and from Brazil, have been described in court as “digital bandits”.

“During their tenure, the hackers regularly celebrated their crimes publicly and mocked the victims on the social network application Telegram in English and Portuguese,” the report said.

Cortag, along with $Lapsus partners, hacked the servers and data files of BT and EE, the mobile operator, before demanding a $4 million ransom.

Hackers sent threatening text messages to 26,000 EE customers.

The 17-year-old and Kortag used stolen SIM card details from five victims to steal nearly £100,000 from their cryptocurrency accounts.

The two defendants were initially arrested in January 2022, then released pending investigation. Kortag and Al Shabab were re-arrested on March 31, 2022.

According to the report, Kortag has been remanded in custody and the 17-year-old accused is still on bail.

Source: IANS

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