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Submission + - The Trap Set by the FBI for Half Life 2 Hacker (wired.com)

eldavojohn writes: You might remember the tiny news that Half Life 2 source code was leaked in 2003 ... it is the 6th most visited Slashdot story with over one kilocomment. Well, did anything happen to source of the leak, the German hacker Axel "Ago" Gembe? wired is reporting he was offered a job interview so that Valve could get him into the U.S. and bag him for charges. It's not the first time the FBI tried this trick: "The same Seattle FBI office had successfully used an identical gambit in 2001, when they created a fake startup company called Invita, and lured two known Russian hackers to the U.S. for a job interview, where they were arrested."
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The Trap Set by the FBI for Half Life 2 Hacker

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