Take-Two Interactive appears to place a high priority on protecting its customers and business. As part of Rockstar's development efforts, the company's security department is being prepared for future improvements in advance of its next major release.
As the sixth installment of the Grand Theft Auto series, Grand Theft Auto 6 is being developed by Rockstar Games. Several details about GTA6 have been revealed after a major leak last year, including its storyline, characters, and location. Fans are eagerly awaiting the official announcement by Rockstar Games following the leak, which has generated tremendous buzz among fans of the series. Added to the excitement, there are rumors that the game will include a larger, more detailed map than ever before, possibly taking the series to a whole new level.
As Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive, explained to IGN, "We take leaks very seriously indeed and they disappoint all of us, it's really frustrating and upsetting to the team," he stated. "However as a business matter we're not affected. But as a personal matter and an emotional matter, our teams are affected."
A 17-year-old suspect has been arrested for the recent hack on Rockstar Games, which led to the unauthorized release of footage of Grand Theft Auto 6, which is currently being developed. According to Eurogamer, the suspect entered a not-guilty plea in relation to computer misuse, but admitted to violating bail conditions. According to the investigation, the suspect was part of a larger group called Lapsus$, and this was not their first encounter with the law.
It was stated by Zelnick back in November of 2022 that, "There is no evidence that any material assets were taken, which is a good thing. And certainly, the leak won't have any influence on development or anything of the sort, but it is terribly disappointing and causes us to be ever more vigilant on matters relating to cybersecurity."
In response to the major security breach, Rockstar has strengthened its security measures, and the company is seeking knowledgeable security engineers in order to further enhance security. This is in order to prevent future breaches and ensure the safety of the company's databases and systems. They are also ensuring that the security engineers they hire have the necessary experience and expertise to protect the company from potential threats. As a result, Rockstar is looking for highly skilled, qualified professionals that have a track record of success in providing secure systems and databases.
The company has been actively seeking qualified candidates for more than half a decade, so this does not seem to be anything new.
In reviewing the company's listing for security engineers online, it appears that Rockstar is building a substantial engineering team.
There have been more than 150 applications for the positions in the last few weeks, as indicated by their LinkedIn profile.
Other news regarding Rockstar's security practices, the Steam version of Rockstar's 2008 title Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition was also updated last Thursday. An update of 158 MB has been implemented by the developer in a game where multiplayer has been disabled, raising questions about the company's intentions. The following information has been released by Rockstar Intel regarding the builds that have been added to Steam's backend.
After last year's leak, this year's new mod exploit known as Remote Code Execution (patched), which has the potential to corrupt both in-game and computer data, we can only speculate on the company's reasoning for all these updates. The company is likely trying to patch any existing vulnerabilities and make sure that their software is secure and safe to use. For instance, the company released a patch to fix the Remote Code Execution exploit. This patch was intended to prevent malicious code from running on their system and causing any harm. So with all this activity we can understand why Rockstar has so many listings for security engineers.