The Boy Who Stole Half-Life 2

Comment from Metafilter about this story about the theft of Half-Life 2’s codebase from Valve Software by a young hacker:

I’ll cast the first stone. Fuck this guy. If he was a black kid in Chicago stealing stereos you’d have no problem putting him away, but a white kid doing computer crime and suddenly we need to start making all sorts of excuses? Sorry, but that ship has sailed. Computer crime is just that – a crime. Not to mention this little asshole writes identity stealing, password stealing, DDOSing, and spam sending malware for a living.

via MetaFilter.






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