After the weekend’s violent Grand Theft Auto 6 leak, the hacker behind it is apparently looking to make a buck. “TeapotUberHacker” now says that he wants to negotiate with Rockstar.
In an update to his original post on the GTA Forums (via Tom Henderson), Teapot is asking that a representative of the developer get in touch. Exactly what he is looking for was not revealed, but the hacker claims, among other things, to be sitting on the source code for both Grand Theft Auto 5 and Grand Theft Auto 6
Allegedly, Teapot then opened the source code for Grand Theft Auto V for sale, with a minimum price of around one million kroner. In several places it was claimed that the code had already been sold for 100,000 dollars in Bitcoin, but Teapot is said to have rejected this.
Henderson also reports that the hacker’s Telegram account – where he has posted information about the leak – has now been closed. Whether it was deleted or if he closed it himself is unknown, but a popular theory among forum goers is that Teapot is doing what he can to stay hidden from Rockstar owner Take-Two.
Lawyers for Take-Two have worked furiously to remove all traces of the leak. Loads of clips on YouTube have already been removed, which is also a good indication that what was leaked is the real deal. Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier has also received confirmation from his sources at Rockstar that the leak is authentic
In any case, we are unlikely to have heard the last in this case, and we will update as more comes to light as we go.