GTA 6 hacker receives life sentence in Hospital prison: Arion Kurtaj, an 18-year-old Lapsus$ hacker from Oxford, England, has been sentenced to life in a high-security hospital prison in the UK. He was accused of hacking Rockstar Games and various other companies. Kurtaj also leaked footage of GTA VI on social media. The British court found him guilty on Thursday, severely punishing him. Life imprisonment awaits the young hacker in the tightly guarded facility.
GTA 6 hacker receives life sentence in Hospital prison
As per a report from the Guardian from While out on bail for hacking Nvidia and the British telecom provider BT/EE, Kurtaj leaked 90 videos of GTA VI gameplay footage in September. Despite residing in a hotel under police protection, Kurtaj successfully targeted Rockstar Games. He used the Amazon Fire Stick provided in the room and a “newly purchased smartphone, keyboard, and mouse,” as BBC reports.
Kurtaj’s involvement in hacking Nvidia, Uber, and Rockstar Games came to the court in August. The judge determined that he was mentally unable to stand trial during that time. As a result, attention diverted from Kurtaj’s motivation for the hacking and image dumps. Concerned about Kurtaj’s mental health, the court decided not to investigate the motives behind his conduct at that time.
Kurtaj intends to continue committing cybercrimes if released, which is why the judge determined that despite his autism, he poses a risk to the public. The hacker had acted violently while in detention, resulting in reports of injuries and property damage, which was brought up during the sentencing hearing.
His ongoing willingness to participate in hacking activities was confirmed by a mental health evaluation. Kurtaj was ultimately issued an indefinite hospital order, which requires him to stay in the safe hospital facility until doctors conclude he is no longer a threat.
Also, a 17-year-old hacker associated with the Lapsus$ group has received an 18-month community service sentence and a VPN ban for participating in the cyberattacks. That is all we know about the GTA 6 hacker imprisonment.