Thanks to The Guardian for its article providing further details on the arrest of the Half-Life 2 code thieves
, with Valve's Gabe Newell explaining: "Through conversations with this individual, [we] had convinced him to fly out to us in Seattle for a job interview. The plan was changed so German authorities would do the arrests on German soil."
These facts seem to coincide with allegations that the Phatbot trojan writer also stole the Half-Life 2 code
, leading to "Axel G"
's arrest in May by German authorities following FBI tips
. Although unconfirmed, one can also presume the previously mentioned smoking gun
to be an "incriminating information"
packed IRC log, revealing the source of the intrusion as the webservers of a wearable computing firm
with links to Valve
, on a machine likely housed in the same physical location
as the Valve offices
, explaining the hacker's comments that he gained entry via "a PC in Valve's net, that wasnt directly controlled by Valve."