Half-Life 2 Code Thief Found?

Last week the German police arrested the creator of the Sasser worm. It received less coverage, but nearly at the same time they also made it to get the author of the far more hostile Phatbot.
Axel G., 21 years old and known under the nick "Ago", is responsible
for the making of the tool that can be used to steal all kinds of data
and to relay (SPAM) email among other things.

The German IT news mag Heise.de did some investigation and according to their recherche Axel G. probably also was heavily involved in the Half-Life 2 code theft that happened more than 7 months ago.
The source code and other assets of Valve's shooter then were released
on the internet by the perpetrator. The evidence hinting at Ago's
involvement include this chat log among other things.

The investigations are still going, in the meantime, however, the
police confiscated Axel G.'s passport and released him again as there's
no risk of the accused attempting to escape according to them.

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They let him go? Thats brilliant, now he can go home and wipe everything off his harddrives so theres no evidence. Unless ofcourse they already took those.

I'm pretty sure they took his PC away... that is the first thing they do.

Nei wrote:

I'm pretty sure they took his PC away... that is the first thing they do.

The bastards. Can't they leave the man some dignity?

You realize that you are being pointed to as the "source" for this story @ slashdot. You can expect the deluge of techies to commence!

This also made it to Neowin.net's frontpage.

Wow. GWJ is hitting the big time. Well to avoid this we must get rid of that no good European. Obviously we cannot have progression. Down With Progress! Down With Progress!

Well to avoid this we must get rid of that no good European

I never like Spunior anyways.

I never like Spunior anyways.

You realize the man's from Canadia right? You've allied yourself with the Canadians, you're dead to me. dead

Pyroman[FO] wrote:
I never like Spunior anyways.

You realize the man's from Canadia right? You've allied yourself with the Canadians, you're dead to me. dead

You know as well as me, that I would never ally myself with Canadians or Nevadians. Unless I am plotting against them. **hint, hint**