When a video game is announced, fans tend to get very enthusiastic about the good news and if someone happens to get their hands on a pre-alpha version and post it online, gamers are suddenly attracted like bears to honey by this leaked version. There are many such scandals in the industry where unfinished copies of games or vital information about upcoming projects got released either by employees of the development companies, or by skilled hackers, and this is exactly why, today we’re going to discuss ten of the biggest leaks in gaming history.
Narrator: Davide Arbisi
There was a big leak for Fallout 4 long before it came out, here is the transcript from one of the employees.
No one believed this person and poked fun at them in the comments and little did they know it was almost all true.
I remember when it happened, the guy was an IRCbot coder, using the source code from a previous bot to make his own creations. Apparently he got into Valve's network through a weak FTP server password and was able to get all the way in from there. The source leak was a massive story and hurt Valve a lot. It's already a common thing at the time for skilled hackers to go into security firms for work or create their own security company, eg penetration testing software developer, consulting and so on. The guy probably both felt a) bad for Valve and b) poor and wanting one of those great jobs
...next thing polizei are raiding him lol, pretty sure the courts went hard on him hacking and malicious software is a big problem in Germany at this point and Valve already a very big Corporation = make an example of this supposed HUGE CRIMINIAL. Don't condone any of what he did especially giving common unskilled users access to hard to detect or undetectable IRCbot malware.. the botnet problem was already really big