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GTA Hacker Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

A little over a week after it first surfaced, the massive "Grand Theft Auto 6" leak, which revealed development footage of Rockstar Games' highly anticipated title, has continued to reverberate across the internet. Of course, among many gamers, most of the discourse surrounding the in-development game has been focused on its graphics and the smaller gameplay features that were revealed. However, another important topic of conversation has revolved around the legal fallout of what was an unethical and unauthorized leak perpetrated by hackers. Undoubtedly, the person (or persons) responsible have achieved what can only be called the real-life equivalent of a 5-star wanted level, which culminated on September 23 when it was reported that the prime suspect in "GTA" hacking scandal had been arrested. However, it seems as though the suspect has a different story to tell.


As reported by Eurogamer, the 17-year-old suspect has pled not guilty to charges of computer misuse in a United Kingdom court, according to City of London detective inspector Michael O'Sullivan. The suspect has, however, pled guilty to breaching bail conditions following an earlier arrest. According to O'Sullivan, the teenaged suspect is currently being held in a juvenile detention facility awaiting trial. 

The 17-year-old was one of seven individuals recently arrested in connection to several high-profile hacks involving not just Rockstar Games, but Microsoft, Uber, and a handful of other companies. Look to hear more about the unnamed hacking suspect in the coming days.