Arion Kurtaj, an 18-year-old hacker from Oxford and a member of Lapsus$ gang, has been sentenced to an indefinite hospital order for leaking clips of an upcoming GTA 6 game.
Even with his laptop confiscated, Kurtaj ingeniously breached Rockstar, the GTA creator, using unconventional tools – an Amazon Firestick, his hotel TV, and a mobile phone.
Kurtaj pilfered 90 unreleased clips of GTA 6. He infiltrated the company's internal Slack, issuing a threat to release the source code unless contacted by Rockstar.
Rockstar Games alone told the court that the hack cost it $5m to recover from plus thousands of hours of staff time.
In the same six-week trial at Southwark Crown Court, a 17-year-old Lapsus$ member, unnamed due to age, was found guilty alongside another member.