Vier Kids haben sich in die Server von Microsoft, Valve und Epic gehackt und jede Menge Pre-Releases runtergeladen, und dann haben sie einen Army Heli-Simulator von den Zombie Studios geklaut, „as well as other intellectual property“, haben sich leider dabei erwischen lassen und stehen vor Gericht. Ich würde die ja direkt einstellen, aber mich fragt ja keiner.
The four, aged between 18 and 28, are alleged to have stolen Xbox technology, Apache helicopter training software and pre-release copies of games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, according to an indictment dating from April that was unsealed on Tuesday. […] The hackers are alleged to have accessed the computer system of Zombie Studios, which allowed them to access a Apache helicopter training simulation program that the company had developed for the US army.
Other targets of the alleged hacks included Microsoft, and game companies Epic Games and Valve, the DoJ announced. It said the US has seized $620,000 in proceeds “related to the charged conduct”.
Guardian: Hackers charged with stealing over $100m in US army and Xbox technology (Bild via Shutterstock)