Valve Hacker Arrested

Valve Hacker Arrested

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A hacker who gained notoriety by breaking into Steam in 2007 has been apprehended by Dutch police in the town of Maastricht.

Known as MaddoxX, the hacker was able to bypass Valve's security in a third-party Cyber Cafe file server and access information including credit card numbers, transaction statements, Valve's bank balance and other information. He posted the information in a message on the No-Steam forum, saying, "We also don't want money from VALVe. We want a simple message on their site."

According to the Dutch Ministry of the Interior, however, MaddoxX did not always demonstrate such magnanimity, claiming he had run through "13 million Euros playing poker online and shopping for notebooks, flat screens and MP3 players" before we was caught. A Shacknews report says that along with the Valve incident, the hacker is also being charged with breaking into an Activision server and downloading a pre-release version of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.

The arrest was reportedly carried out by Team High Tech Crime, although a Google translated Dutch website referring to the unit called it the High Tech Crime Team, which sounds somewhat less silly but also not nearly as funny under the circumstances.

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If I was Valve, I'd hire him.

If I was FBI, I'd hire him.

Let this be a lesson to you all, there is no escape from Gabe Newell...

Team High Tech Crime...I wish police/security groups had such kewl names

downloading a pre-release version of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.

C'mon, the guys suffered enough. ;)

If I was 3D Realms, I'd hire him.

Cousin_IT:
Team High Tech Crime...I wish police/security groups had such kewl names

Sounds like it should be preceeded by "From the people who brought you..." Oh crap, anyone in here remember that awful Japanese game where you fight as an anthropomorphic killer bunnyrabbit in a school uniform?

Thais:
anyone in here remember that awful Japanese game where you fight as an anthropomorphic killer bunnyrabbit in a school uniform?

Which one?

Nuu, MaddoxX :(

http://maddoxx.deviantart.com/ Was it a girl or a guy?

Synangel:
Nuu, MaddoxX :(

http://maddoxx.deviantart.com/ Was it a girl or a guy?

Ehh, i bet there are plenty of Madoxes around the globe, i could have sworn that Madoxx was an admin/mod in a forum i used to go to.

If I was rich I'd hire him....I'd be surprised if he wasn't offered some sort of "work for us get out of jail early" thing....

Cousin_IT:
Team High Tech Crime...I wish police/security groups had such kewl names

Like... Team America: World Police? ;-)

Malygris:

Team High Tech Crime

Do they travel around with a talking cat and sing a cheesy song before attempting to catch anyone?

Wasn't the guy who leaked HL2 beta also a german?

he arrest was reportedly carried out by Team High Tech Crime

In light of this, Interpol doesn't really sound that bad at all.

Yes it does, Interpol sounds like something you need a "special injection" to get rid of! "What's wrong with her?" *whispers* "Oh she's got Interpol...I heard she came back from some non-gamer event and it was all over her...well, you know..."

hypermonkey:

Malygris:

Team High Tech Crime

Do they travel around with a talking cat and sing a cheesy song before attempting to catch anyone?

Obviously not; these guys managed to actually catch him.

Team High Tech Crime > Team Sucket.

 

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