Australian Hacker Arrested for Xbox LeakAdded: Monday, March 11th, 2013
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One of the Australian hackers discovered that the software giant Microsoft has no sense of humor when he leaked details of the company’s new Xbox and listed a prototype on eBay as a gag.
A man nicknamed SuperDaE from Perth, who calls himself a freelance security analyst, has obtained some internal Microsoft documents and a Durango development kit. SuperDaE leaked some data about the Xbox on Twitter and in result was paid a visit by a Microsoft representative who wanted the Durango back.
Indeed, it turned out that Microsoft really just wanted to know where all the gear was, while not being in a hurry to get it back straight away, according to the hacker. Nevertheless, the Australian police, the FBI and other authorities were quick to show up at his house with a search warrant. The investigators tore his place apart, taking everything that was remotely electronic. The seized items included the hacker’s computers, mobiles and even banking cards.
The police confirmed to the reporters that the Technology Crime Investigation unit was conducting a multi-jurisdictional investigation into cyber related offences. The hacker admitted that he feared what most Australians do – that the authorities were going to extradite him to the United States where he might face one of their legendary kangaroo courts and be sentenced to like a thousand years in prison.
Ironically enough, neither Microsoft nor the police and FBI managed to get their hands on the Durango which the hacker had the foresight to hide. He claimed that it would remain a guarded secret – perhaps he just needs some leverage.
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Monday, March 11th, 2013
|and I'm sure it was worth it.|
|posted by (2013-03-12 01:00:09)|
|FBI doesn't have any power in Australia ....so I highly doubt they showed up at his door|
|sv8pro get a clue|
|posted by (2013-03-12 08:41:59)|
|Tell that to Dotcom.|
|posted by (2013-03-12 08:47:01)|
|sv8pro is both right AND wrong ... The FBI do NOT have any authority is Australia, but they DO work with the Australian Federal Police (HERE and in the USA) on international investigations.|
Therefore if the FBI DID show up, they were accompanied by federal police to enforce any warrants and ensure seized property is documented and secured correctly. (I don't think the AFP want the same accusations the New Zealand police had about foreign governments being given evidence!)
|posted by (2013-03-12 08:58:18)|
|Thanx for the article Sam, once again MS shows it's draconian tactics. It was SuperDaE himself that claimed that one of the men (that showed up with the the Feds) claimed to be FBI but like Crash1 wrote they don't have arrest powers.|
@filthyjew it is obviously you that needs to get a clue- you're past racist comments show how irrelevant you are.
|Good on ya m8..|
Being a racist doesn't make him wrong. Sv8pro does need to "get a clue". Yes the FBI "doesn't have power" in Australia, But they work hand in hand with the FBI and America. So if the FBI wanted someone in AUS taken down. They get taken down.
|posted by (2013-03-12 20:51:35)|
|Is anyone reading this from Australia? Doesn't it kind of piss you off that American companies can direct the American Government to tell your government to do something like this? You think an Australian company has this much leverage in the states? It's ridiculous. And yeah, the FBI can accompany officials in an "advisory capacity" - and do.|
|"sometimes" when you do something for the greater good it ends up causing more problems and hindering progress|
|posted by (2013-03-12 22:30:06)|
|So, leaked internal docs, twitted about it, and for a grand finale, listed a prototype on ebay for giggles. Not a surpise cops showed up at his door - he post this with his own account or is he just stupid? Maybe he can tweet about prison food next and ebay a shiv.|
|posted by (2013-03-12 23:14:06)|
|I live in Australia FBI might assist but they don't have any power!|
|posted by (2013-03-13 00:33:10)|
|It is a sad day to put a secret where prying eyes can find it. People who leave their privite info and intellectual property exposed to the web really deserve no mercy. My Business is mine,and leave it off the internet on another offline computer, not expose to prying eyes. Yet it is the idiot who cry for justice.|
|posted by (2013-03-13 01:19:18)|
|the Australian Federal Police just recently arrested an American Man in America over the murder of an Australian woman so this sharing of police information and co-op behaviour of the federal police in both countries is quite normal.|
|they have attaché offices|
off the page Today, we have legal attaché offices—commonly known as legats—and smaller sub-offices in 76 key cities around the globe, providing coverage for more than 200 countries, territories, and islands. Each office is established through mutual agreement with the host country and is situated in the U.S. embassy or consulate in that nation.
Our legal attaché program is managed by the International Operations Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. This office keeps in close contact with other federal agencies, Interpol, foreign police and security officers in Washington, and national and international law enforcement associations. International liaison and information sharing are conducted in accordance with executive orders, laws, treaties, Attorney General Guidelines, FBI policies, and interagency agreements
|posted by (2013-03-13 04:16:38)|
|its funny how these governments really do all work together...yet when they disagree on something or want to get into a pissing contest w/ eachother, they send the little man in to kill eachother. they make the people of their own country hate people of other countries (by way of news media), all the while buddying up w/ the leaders until its time for war....then the people already hate eachother and are willing to kill eachother|
|posted by (2013-03-13 11:54:54)|
|@Kinslayer FJ's past racist comments are what I think he should get a clue about. I agree with you 100% about the FBI.|
|1. Any large American corporation's financial interests are of more importance than any of us, our kin, our kin's kin, etc|
2. Oz is not far off from being the 51st state - yes i live here.
3. Unless they find the Durango in his property they have bupkas...
and if it were me i would gob in all their faces.
A joke is a joke and with a half decent barrister he'll walk free.
Oh and the guy must be a pretty big retard using his own ebay account. A hacker? Really?
A lot of racists on this site sadly, can't kill them all tho can we?
|"legendary kangaroo courts and be sentenced to like a thousand years in prison."???|
"a joke is a joke.... he'll walk free"??? (you must be kidding)
"put a secret where prying eyes can find it"??? (PRYING......)
Kangaroo courts? Laughable... Don't do the crime if you not prepared for the consequences; plain and simple. this guys it the pure example of IDIOT..
|posted by (2013-03-14 05:02:40)|
|if you go to FBI website right now like it is edit maybe you can find e.g. FBI investigate what public can complain by email phone etc.. and like Xbox it from American company maybe they acting against who try to do against for Americans and maybe for of course security for another countries. internet made us easy target sometimes for other countries like alliexpress or eBay USA from china seller's doing biz more cheapest doing not send item until they can to NO return money after 45 days and maybe or never money back.|
|@giraffe (to your comment pertaining to @Kinslayer's racism), i agree with you 100%.|
|posted by (2013-03-14 20:58:38)|
|mrbadabing must not keep up on world affairs ... Puerto Rico is the newest (51st) state, or they will be if/when congress approves. Since 1917, they're already US citizens, since the US President is their head of state, but they're a commonwealth, with independent rule, and no US voting rights (and it gets less and less clear from that point on), but it looks like they're trying to break the status quo/legal limbo they've been in for the past 96 years.|
OH! Just for the record, I AM an Aussie (I was born in South Gippsland, in SE Victoria, and currently live in Adelaide.)
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