Hey, they think they caught the guys who stole the Half-Life source code!

Sweet!  One more for the good guys!


PS: No snarky comments about Microsoft holes facilitating the break-in, please, there's absolutely no evidence either way about how the hackers broke into Valve.


Comments (7)

  1. Anonymous says:

    If I remember correctly there was evidence about how the hackers broke in. See here: http://games.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=80813&cid=7117977

  2. Anonymous says:


  3. Anonymous says:

    How about snarky comments about how Washington Post requires registration to view articles? 😉

  4. Anonymous says:

    Whaddaya mean absolutely no evidence? The first guy arrested (earlier, not in this FBI operation) who is believed to be part of the HL2 leak is the author of the Phatbot.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Sorry Mike, didn’t realize it (I must have the cookies on my machine at work).

    Also, Gabe SPECULATED that it was a windows vulnerability that allowed the break-in, but there’s no reason to believe that it was caused by that. If you’ll recall, the east coast blackout last year was blamed on MS-Blaster originally with just about as much evidence.

    The break-in could just as easily have been caused by a weak wi-fi configuration, someone who had weak passwords on his laptop, insecure RAS configurations, trojans introduced by downloading warez, etc. It’s entirely possible someone at Valve had their laptop rooted by some warez trojan and brought the laptop inside the corporate firewall for example. My PS was intended as a stop-gap against the people like kvr who were going to take Gabe’s comment about it being a Windows vulnerability and post it as a comment.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Does this mean that we will *finally* see Half-Life 2 in the store?

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