GTA V actor Ned Luke swatted during a recent livestream
Ned Luke, best known for his role as Michael De Santa in Grand Theft Auto V, was swatted while playing the game during a Thanksgiving livestream, prompting fans to blame the game's potential security risks.
In a clip shared by Dexerto, sirens can be heard in the background as Luke chats with viewers over GTA V, eventually leading to him receiving a call informing him that the police were outside and him ending the stream. "Oh nice," he said. "Alright I've gotta go, now these assholes have swatted my house."
This prompted some fans to point the finger at a current security flaw in GTA V's online mode, where those using mod menus can easily find the IP address and general location of all players in a lobby, although the information is rather inaccurate. After resolving the situation, Luke went to X to refute these claims, claiming that his personal information was leaked "years ago" and that someone likely found it by simply searching online.
Swatting—the act of reporting a fake crime to local police in order to have armed officers appear at an address—has long been a problem for popular streamers. Popular Kick and Twitch streamer xQc has made it clear that he is a frequent victim of swatting, most recently sharing that it happened again on his birthday. A fan who used to work as a pizza delivery driver in Luke's area also confirmed that Luke had been swatted previously.
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