The teenager was sentenced to indefinite imprisonment in hospital

Police have arrested a teenage hacker who leaked clips from Grand Theft Auto 6.
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  • An 18-year-old hacker who leaked GTA 6 footage has been sentenced to indefinite isolation in hospital by a judge.
  • The court ruled that Arion Kurtag poses a danger to society.
  • Kurtag was deemed unfit to stand trial due to severe autism.

A British judge on Friday sentenced the teenager who hacked Rockstar games and leaked footage from Grand Theft Auto 6 to indefinite stay in a secure hospital after he was deemed unfit to stand trial.

The court found Arion Kurtag, 18, guilty in August of multiple accounts related to hacking several technology companies, including Uber and Nvidia, and publishing sensitive information.

Police first arrested Kurtag in January 2022, along with an unidentified 17-year-old. They were released on bail while the investigation continues. Kurtag was re-arrested in March 2022 and placed under house arrest at the Travelodge for his own protection. From the hotel room it is I managed to hack Rockstar Games Using the Amazon Fire TV Stick connected to the TV.

Kurtag was able to access the company's Slack channels and posted a message that said: “If Rockstar does not contact me on Telegram within 24 hours, I will start releasing the source code,” according to Twitter. Watchman.

During Thursday's sentencing, the judge declared Kurtag unable to stand trial due to his severe autism, according to media reports. BBCAnd keep him indefinitely in a secure hospital unless doctors deem he no longer poses a danger. The judge said Kurtag's “skills and desire to commit cybercrime” showed he remained a significant danger to the public.

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Prosecutors presented evidence that Kurtag was violent while in custody, and collected dozens of reports of injuries or property damage, according to the report.

A mental health assessment given during the hearing said Kurtag “continued to express his intention to return to cybercrime as soon as possible” and added that he was “extremely motivated,” according to The Guardian.

The BBC reported that Kurtag was part of an international hacking group known as $Lapsus, whose attacks on Uber, Nvidia and Rockstar Games cost the companies nearly $10 million in combined losses.

City of London Police Detective Chief Superintendent Amanda Horsburgh said the case “serves as an example of the dangers young people can be drawn to while online and the dire consequences this can have for someone’s wider future,” The Guardian reported.

“Many young people want to explore how technology works and what vulnerabilities there are,” she said, according to the outlet. “This can include learning to code, interacting with like-minded individuals online, and trying out tools. Unfortunately, the digital world can also be alluring to young people for the wrong reasons.”

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