GTA 6 hacker seeks to negotiate with Rockstar Games to not reveal additional details like source code

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    Again: this is what happens when you treat people like dirt.

    GTA6 will now ALWAYS be tainted with this act of hatred towards a company whose directors have autocratic tendencies.

    I see no richer irony, than a company who became the very thing they were parodying.
     
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    I smell a rat here, the ransom negotiations read like they are being conducted by a 13 year old, 'Not less than 5 figures' ? 10,000 what's that in ? Dollars ? Pounds ?
    You could hardly even kit out your bedroom for that money, by the time they have bought a flashy new PC, chair, desk and all the peripherals and a big box of wet wipes (it's a teenage thing), your $10,000 is gone.
    I accept I can be cynical even at the best of times, but this just doesn't feel right.
     
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    Maybe it's five figures in Bitcoin. From what I've seen, cyber criminals prefer crypto, believing it's harder to track. I suppose it also is.
     

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    @Zooke
    1. ppl are more willing to pay smaller amounts.
    2. what if its carat like in diamonds.

    you don't even know what "currency", so how makes this the person a "13" year old, when YOU are missing crucial info?
    lol
     
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    I mean the sourcecode in this state is unusable publicly, it will be full of secrets and tokens and needs that needs to be changed immediately.
    Yes he/she can sell it to someone interested, but if i was rockstar i wouldn't pay a dime both to do not reinforce this kind of behavior and to don't give him popularity.

    I will then try to seek legal litigation with any game that looks like could have used that source code illegally.
     
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    the hacker is 17 at most, its Arion Kurtaj again.
     
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    Rockstar should make a GTA 6 chapter/mission from this.
     
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    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    Um, I have just found out my account got hacked (Rockstar Social Club) And have no had to go through the security process to change my passwords.

    It would be wrong of me to not mention this and to alert my fellow gurus to: change your passwords.

    'like, now.
     
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    No need to jump on me, my post was written with a tinge of flippancy.
    I guess the point I was making was that the information within the article did not give me the impression we were dealing with a hardened criminal mastermind.
     

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    Kids with autism never are, they simply don't have the mindset to be hardened criminals, but they are often masterminds when it comes to learning things that they find interesting.
    Some even extend further, as example, one of the autistic kids I know can tell which note and even chord you play on any instrument without seeing what you play, the interesting part is, that it couldn't play any instruments itself.
    You could even have a discussion around simplicity or complexity around a piece of music, but at the same time, that kid could not understand expression within music.
    Another autistic kid I dealt with knew prices for every piece of hardware from every hardwareshop in our country, besides knowing what parts to get as best bang for the buck with a given budget for a DIY build.

    I doubt that someone like Arion is completely independent when it comes to the money, usually it isn't typical to specialize in more than one trait for someone with autism.
    I also suspect that someone else might try to reap on it (no honor between thief's).
     
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    SImple enough to just ignore these people and why would i personally look at spoilers if i want to play the game.

    I have so many games now that i'm avoiding watching gaming videos on Youtube because of it.

    RDR2
    Cyberpunk 2077
    Borderland 3
    F1 2022

    Is just a handful i'm still to start. I'm guessing i have about 12 good singleplayer games i own.

    I'm currently playing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and really enjoying it.
     
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    Found that one to be a pretty enjoyable too.
     
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    blackmail... not negotiate.
     
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    Even though i dislike RockStar, screw this kiddo, let him have it raw.

    He's smart enough to hack, he should have known the outcome once caught.
     

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    He has already been arrested.
     

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