Arion Kurtaj a member of the criminal gang Lapsus$ and the hacker responsible for the massive Grand Theft Auto 6 leak. He had been found by a psychologist to have “continued to express the intent to return to cyber-crime as soon as possible.”
Jury were told to look into if Kurtaj performed the hack but not whether he did so with the intention of committing a crime, according to the BBC. He’s been given a sentence in the hospital, unless his doctors decide he poses no more risk.
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Arion Kurtaj hacking
Kurtaj had his laptop seized and was being held on bail at the time of the GTA 6 breach, having hacked both Nvidia and BT/EE.
Some readers of the news found it funny that he used an Amazon Firestick, his hotel TV, and a mobile to pull off the hack in a hotel under police protection.
How old is Arion Kurtaj?
Arion Kurtaj is 18-year-old. He did not appear in court to present evidence because psychiatrists determined that he is not fit to stand trial due to his autism. Another autistic 17-year-old, who cannot be named due to his age is also found guilty of participating in the Lapsus$ gang’s exploits.
What is the crime done by Arion Kurtaj?
Arion Kurtaj stole and leaked around 90 video clips of Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto 6. Another 17-year-old hacker was convicted in this case. This hacker could not be identified. The second hacker also targeted EE and Nvidia.
Imprisonment for life
Arion Kurtz’s lawyers argued that his autistic-spectrum disorder should prevent him from going to prison. Kurtz is ready and driven to perpetrate cyber crimes and he should spend his life in a hospital, the judge stated. Hacking is so hazardous that it can threaten everyday people. He should spend his life in a hospital.