A series of Tweets surfaced on social media last night bearing the source code of Rockstar’s flagship title, “Grand Theft Auto V”. The source code was uploaded on a GitHub profile and was made public on Twitter and Facebook.
This leak has allegedly been linked to the previous hack involving sensitive files and pieces of information relating to Grand Theft Auto 6 which was previously confirmed by Rockstar Games as the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto Franchise.
It was later determined and confirmed that the person who was responsible for the Cyberattack on Uber did the job to compromise Rockstar North in September.
The GTA 6 leaks were indeed massive with footage shown where we could witness female and male characters dubbed as “Lucia” and “Jason” robbing a cafe.
The most prominent footage showed the reported Bonnie and Clyde-like duo (apparently named Lucia and Jason) robbing a diner and exercising crowd control before the authorities arrive. A second video shows a figure strolling with a pistol in their hand and a rifle on their back, suggesting Rockstar will use the Red Dead Redemption 2 inventory system that only lets you carry two weapons.
What we are able to deduce from the above is that the recently leaked source files of GTA 5 come from the September hack. The files were sold off to an anonymous buyer for over $100,000 who later leaked them all across.
It would appear that some of the source code for Grand Theft Auto 5 has been published on GitHub without authorization. There are scripting functions and turnables included in the source code.
Additionally, and according to many reports, the leak includes previously unreleased stuff from GTA Online, IDE comments from the developers, and portions of the game’s anti-cheat system.
Sometime later, the individual who was responsible for the hack was arrested in the United Kingdom and was then revealed to be a part of the Lapsus$ gang and had reportedly amassed more than £10 million by hacking corporations such as Microsoft and Samsung, among others.
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