London police arrest 17-year-old for alleged link with GTA6, Uber data breaches

The London City Police on September 22 arrested a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking. The London Police shared the news about the arrest through their official Twitter handle. Although the city police department has not shared further details, several people on social media claim that the arrested hacker is the teapot uber hacker, who was the mastermind behind the leak of GTA6. Notably, the GTA6 leak is considered one of the most significant leaks in the gaming industry’s history. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the London City Police are expected to issue a statement in this regard soon.

A hacking group called Lapsus$ has been creating a massive stir in the internet world for the last several months. The hacking group has targeted several tech giants, such as Samsung, Microsoft, and NVIDIA, in recent months. Earlier, the city police had arrested seven teenagers who were connected with these incidents of hacking.

Notably, one of the seven arrested teenagers was a 17-year-old boy from Oxford. The Oxford boy was arrested after other hackers leaked his address and name online. The boy used “Breachbase” and “White” as his online aliases. Reportedly, the boy had made around $14 million from cybercrimes. After that, there was a lull for a few months before the GTA6 leaks.

The GTA6 leaks created a ruckus in the gaming industry. Interestingly, ride-hailing titan Uber also suffered a cyberattack around the same time. Later, many hackers claimed on Doxbin that the GTA6 and Uber data breaches were done by the same Oxford boy who goes by the online aliases of “Breachbase” and “White.” However, the teapot uber hacker recently presented Uber Hack as a reference for “past work” while leaking the GTA6 videos on GTA Forums. It indicates that “Breachbase,” “teapot uber hacker,” and “White” can be the same 17-year-old teenager from Oxford. However, nothing official has come out in this regard yet.


  1. What is the meaning of “Breachbase,” “teapot uber hacker,” and “White”?
    “Breachbase,” “teapot uber hacker,” and “White” are the aliases used by a hacker.
  2. What exactly is lapsus$?
    Lapsus$ is the name of a hacking group that has recently attacked several tech companies.

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