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Reports: 17-year-old arrested in connection with Uber, RockStar breach incidents.
The City of London Police tweeted, "On the evening of Thursday 22 September 2022, the City of London Police arrested a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking, as part of an investigation supported by the @NCA_UK’s National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU)." The police have been relatively closed-mouthed about the arrest, but as the Verge points out, circumstantially the alleged crime looks like the Uber and RockStar hacks, and the suspect looks like a Lapsus$ operator. The Hacker News offers some informed speculation that the youth arrested was responsible for the Uber and Rockstar incidents.
Without revealing the hacker's real identity, Flashpoint reports that the hacker, "Teapotuberhacker," was outed in an underground online forum, but the security firm urges caution in accepting the doxing at face value. Flashpoint reviewed what it found in the "online illicit forum" and reported evidence that the person responsible for the Uber and Grand Theft Auto hacks may be the Lapsus$ hacker earlier known as "White" and "Breachbase." More on the arrest and some background on Lapsus$ may be found in CyberWire Pro.