A GTA 6 leaker hacks Rockstar Games using an Amazon Fire Stick
A GTA 6 leaker who was banned from the internet managed to hack Rockstar Games using an Amazon Fire Stick while on bail, and we absolutely love it. The hilariously light-hearted tale has been shared on Reddit, and confirms that the hacker gained access to Rockstar’s servers despite being banned from the internet. We’re not sure what the hacker did once he got onto the servers, but if he’s anything like the rest of us, he probably spent a good few hours mowing people down in the game and wearing a bikini while he did it.
There’s no denying that we all have a bit of a dark side when it comes to GTA, and although the tale of the hacker is real, and reported by the BBC, many of us are engaging in light-hearted banter in the comments.
“Imagine if he was on the loose and leaked Elder Scrolls VI next,” one user writes, with another mentioning “StarfieldGate,” which was the codename given to the previous Starfield leak that resulted in an arrest. Other users mention a previous leak of the game, which is likely a reference to the Starfield leak that led to the arrest of a 17-year-old.
“This guy is on the loose and he’s hacked the Secret Invasion series,” another user writes, referencing the popular GTA spin-off. “But wait, this is GTA, not a spy game,” another replies. “Yeah, but this guy got past all of Rockstar’s security and onto their servers,” another offers, “he’s basically a Tony Stark level hacker.”
What we do know is that this GTA 6 leaker was somehow able to get onto Rockstar’s servers despite being banned from the internet, and despite the fact that he was apparently only able to access the internet at a hotel. The story describes how the hacker gained access to Rockstar’s servers using an Amazon Fire Stick, which he apparently used to access a virtual desktop suitable for Hacking.
The Fire Stick’s browser was used to access a remote shell on a computer he owned, which he used to gain access to Rockstar’s servers. The story isn’t particularly detailed, but it does confirm that the hacker used the Fire Stick’s browser to access a remote shell on a computer he owned, which he used to gain access to Rockstar’s servers.
“Define hacking,” one user writes. “If you gain unauthorized access to data, that’s hacking,” another replies, highlighting the ineffectiveness of banning someone from the internet when they can use other devices to gain access to the same data.
“This is why they should stop hiring random people off the street who are just good at Grand Theft Auto,” one user writes. “They should hire this guy to hack for them.” “Yeah, he’d be perfect for a job like this,” another replies, “he should be able to get in anywhere.”
Other users highlight the relaxed security of Slack, with it seeming to benefit companies to have employees accessible outside regular hours. “So he was able to just hijack Slack sessions,” one user writes, “he must have bought the necessary cookies.” Another replies “maybe he used the same thing he used to get past the internet ban,” a reference to the Fire Stick.
We’ll end the story on a meme, a reference to the “Hackerman” meme. Check it out below:
In all seriousness, we’re amazed at the hacker’s skills. Hopefully Rockstar will learn from this, and we won’t see any more leaks in the future. If nothing else, maybe they’ll hire this guy – we imagine he’d be pretty good at security.