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Old 01-07-08, 02:25 PM
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valve hacker (MaddoxX) caught & arrested in dutch town

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A man who hacked into a third party Valve file server and stole the credit card numbers of Steam Cyber Cafe users was caught by police in the Dutch town of Maastricht this Tuesday.

According to the Dutch Ministry of the Interior, the 20 year old hacker had managed to "burn 13 million Euros playing poker online and shopping for notebooks, flat screens and MP3 players" before being caught.

Known by the online handle MaddoxX
I'm not sure if the original article was posted here, but he posted boasting he had hacked valve.

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MaddoxX then posted an archived file that included unverified credit card numbers, transaction amounts, Valve's supposed bank balance, and data that reportedly allowed the creation of counterfeit cyber cafe certificates.

Valve quickly responded to the breach of security, creating an email address titled "Catch_A_Thief@valvesoftware.com" to encourage citizens to help the authorities track down MaddoxX.

In addition to the Valve caper, MaddoxX is being charged with hacking his way into an Activision server and subsequently downloading an unfinished version of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. MaddoxX also stole 50,000 credit card numbers from an English ticketing website
I guess it was obvious he would be caught, spending that amount of money etc.

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Old 01-07-08, 02:31 PM
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Clever guy to be honest. Maybe not so clever when it comes to spending money.

They will probably use him as a hacker for the government.
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Old 01-07-08, 02:54 PM
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Clever guy to be honest. Maybe not so clever when it comes to spending money.

They will probably use him as a hacker for the government.
Could they trust him?

Someone who hacks and goes around shouting about it isn't really that good tbh, esp for government work.
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Old 01-07-08, 03:17 PM
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Absolute clown tbh.

The boasting about the exploits is the main cover. In the main, the people`s who do that have just discovered something and use it themselves.. and presto - then off to post/shout about it.

I`m alarmed to say there is a £25/£35 device u can plug into a pc, that takes no skill whatsoever, that u can use to take people`s cc details.

Needless to say it was on sale Today yesterday.
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Old 01-07-08, 03:45 PM
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Microsoft will give him a job when he gets out.
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Old 01-07-08, 03:46 PM
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Microsoft will give him a job when he gets out.
lol

If he gets out in 10+years time he will probably be out of touch.
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lol

If he gets out in 10+years time he will probably be out of touch.
Surely he'll get one of those visits from the FBI or sommit: "We'll let you out now if you help us track down Mr X". They always do in the movies
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Old 01-07-08, 03:59 PM
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Surely he'll get one of those visits from the FBI or sommit: "We'll let you out now if you help us track down Mr X". They always do in the movies
haha

"you hacked valve, surely you can help us find Bin Laden"
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Old 01-07-08, 04:08 PM
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Bin Laden is in that cave
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Old 01-07-08, 04:12 PM
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haha

"you hacked valve, surely you can help us find Bin Laden"
Of course....Bin Laden has got a steam account. How else would he get his fix while in hiding.
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