Police in Great Britain have confirmed that a 17-year-old has been arrested “on suspicion of hacking.” The investigation is being assisted by the UK National Crime Agency’s cyber crimes unit, and according to former Reuters and ABC journalist Matthew Keys, a source says the FBI is also involved. Keys claims the teenager has been linked to the recent Rockstar hack and leak, as well as the recent cyber attack on Uber. The journalist also claims the man in custody is connected to the hacking group Lapsus$, which he says primarily communicates through the messaging app Telegram.
Although the police are saying the hacker is 17, it is worth noting that the “Uber Hacker” had previously contacted and revealed to the New York Times and Washington Post that he was “18” and performed the hacks “for fun.” This could be down to misinformation provided by the hacker, a mistake on the police’s part, or the 17-year-old that the City of London police have in custody may not be the man who hacked Uber. Police are expected to release more information on the arrest later today.