Sunday, June 13, 2004

Half-Life 2 Thieves Arrested by Online Gamers !!!

Last fall, game-developer Valve shocked gaming enthusiasts when the company revealed that hackers had broken into its network and stolen all the source code for the eagerly awaited Half-Life 2, which was
originally set to ship last September. Now delayed until this fall, Half-Life 2 is still the subject of much anticipation. This week,
Valve announced that the thieves who stole the source code have been arrested. "Within a few days of the announcement of the break-in, the online gaming community had tracked down those involved," Valve CEO Gabe Newell said.
"It was extraordinary to watch how quickly and how cleverly gamers were able to unravel what are traditionally unsolvable problems for law enforcement related to this kind of cybercrime." Although the identities and nationalities of the thieves are currently unknown, multiple individuals were arrested.

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