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Hacker Releases 1.7TB Treasure Trove of Gaming Info

samzenpus posted about a year ago | from the take-a-look dept.

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mvar writes "According to Kotaku, a hacker named SuperDaeE who breached multiple gaming companies (Valve, Sony, MS to name a few) has released a 1.7TB treasure trove file for download. The file which contains source code for older titles plus development kits for the PS4 and Xbox One consoles, is encrypted and SuperDaeE claims that it is his insurance in case he gets arrested."

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293 comments

Insurance Policy? (5, Insightful)

Orestesx (629343) | about a year ago | (#43963531)

Right...cause if he gets in trouble, blackmail will surely get him out of it.

Re:Insurance Policy? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43963589)

lol. came her to say this

Re:Insurance Policy? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43963849)

"Listen up, world! I've got evidence that the senator's been holding a human trafficking and slavery ring in the #7 warehouse on the docks, as well as papers showing the exact schedules of these activities and how they've helped his campaigns! And here's all of that evidence for download! I'm using this as insurance against him arresting me for my breaking and entering into his office to get this information!"
"So... how is this insurance?"
"Because if he tries to arrest me, I'll release all the information to the world!"
"But you just did that."
"Of course I did! That way he knows I'm not bluffing! If he tries something stupid, I'll release it all again! So you see, Senator, I hold all the cards!"

Re:Insurance Policy? (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43963939)

Just for reference, if you look at the summary you'll see that what he's released is that trove... encrypted. The idea is that if he gets arrested, he yells out the passphrase, but until then this might as well be 1.7TiB of /dev/random

Re:Insurance Policy? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964079)

why release it in the first place then?

Re:Insurance Policy? (1)

someone1234 (830754) | about a year ago | (#43964291)

So he is safe. Released, the info gets spread on the interweb. No way to destroy it.

Re:Insurance Policy? (4, Interesting)

tattood (855883) | about a year ago | (#43964437)

Sure, the game companies may not want this released, but does the FBI care? If they investigate, and find and arrest the hacker, it's up to the D.A. whether or not to prosecute, not the game companies. This seems like a worthless insurance policy/blackmail, because the people going after him are unaffected by the action of him releasing the encryption key.

Re:Insurance Policy? (4, Insightful)

nedlohs (1335013) | about a year ago | (#43964465)

Because yelling a passphrase is easier than yelling out 1.7TB of data on the spot?

Re:Insurance Policy? (5, Funny)

Minwee (522556) | about a year ago | (#43964487)

Because yelling a passphrase is easier than yelling out 1.7TB of data on the spot?

They're trashing our rights, man! They're trashing the flow of data! Hack the planet!

Re:Insurance Policy? (4, Insightful)

spiffmastercow (1001386) | about a year ago | (#43964091)

Just for reference, if you look at the summary you'll see that what he's released is that trove... encrypted. The idea is that if he gets arrested, he yells out the passphrase, but until then this might as well be 1.7TiB of /dev/random

My guess is it's 1.7GB of /dev/random anyway.

Re:Insurance Policy? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964389)

Repeated 1024 times to account for the 1.7TiB of data?

Re:Insurance Policy? (2)

firex726 (1188453) | about a year ago | (#43964137)

So neither we nor the companies may even know the extent of what he has.
Kinda shitty plan on his part it seems.

And even then, why release it to begin with?
Had he kept quiet he might never have been caught, by putting it out there he all but guaranteed his arrest.

Also what good is the Dev SW for a PS4 or XBone without the hardware? We already know what the HW will be like, does anyone give a shit what SW the consoles will use? The people who could make use of it, developers; already have their Dev kits in hand.

Re:Insurance Policy? (1)

dantotheman (2887483) | about a year ago | (#43964341)

I wonder if the fact that these new consoles will be running on x86 processors will come into play here...

Re:Insurance Policy? (3, Informative)

firex726 (1188453) | about a year ago | (#43964453)

Sure, but Dev kits are also much more open than a release console. They need to be to let the Dev run unsigned code of their own while it's being made; any exploits you may find in this code may not be usable in the final product; especially since the consoles are possibly still being made.

Re:Insurance Policy? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964429)

He could privately send the key to the relevant parties so they can see what the data is (duh)

Re:Insurance Policy? (1)

firex726 (1188453) | about a year ago | (#43964519)

Which would be even worse for him, since right now it's only a threat with no confirmation, if he thought doing that gives MS and Sony access to each other's copyrighted material, he'll be fucked.

And even then, so what? He's got a lot of proprietary SW that requires proprietary HW with it to be usable. Unless he's going to handout the PS4 and XBone hardware dev kits too.

Re:Insurance Policy? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964441)

The people who could make use of it, developers; already have their Dev kits in hand.

Well, yes, that's just the professional, large-company developers though. I'd have to imagine that homebrewers/the warez scene/crackers/etc would also be interested in having access to those dev kits for their own, non-MS/Sony-sanctioned purposes.

Re:Insurance Policy? (1)

firex726 (1188453) | about a year ago | (#43964481)

Except for those consoles, the Dev kits are both HARDWARE and software.
Any exploit the "scene" may find may not be usable at launch. Software dev kits are purposely made to be more open.

> Hey look, I can run whatever code I want without having it signed!

Yea, you can bet after this last gen Sony and MS will require all the code to be signed.

Re:Insurance Policy? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964459)

So he/she encourage others to download it and then rat him out so to get the password?

Re:Insurance Policy? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43963997)

Do you know what encryption is?

Re:Insurance Policy? (1)

jellomizer (103300) | about a year ago | (#43963905)

Besides that, that is a big So What in data.

Ok Source code for OLD GAMES, So games that have already been pirated and hacked, but lets the the source so we could compile it before we play it.
SDK, that would be handy, if only you wanted to be licensed with the gaming company, to you know distribute your code. Even OSS projects would avoid it as to not get sued for using a pirated SDK.

So when he gets arrested for hacking, they will just add Pirating to the list too. Good thinking!

Re:Insurance Policy? (2)

lbmouse (473316) | about a year ago | (#43964271)

It might help determine how rapey his cellmate will be.

Unintended Consequences (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43963545)

Now hackers everywhere have a reason to get SuperDaeE arrested.

FTP? (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43963557)

> using centralized resource to distribute "insurance"
>> 2013

OMG (3, Interesting)

lesincompetent (2836253) | about a year ago | (#43963581)

Valve too?
Please SuperDaeE tell me: can they count to three?

F**K DRM! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43963587)

#hacktheplanet

Do it like Snowden (0)

ub3r n3u7r4l1st (1388939) | about a year ago | (#43963591)

This guy should defect to China.

Re:Do it like Snowden (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43963647)

Snowden has not defected.

Re:Do it like Snowden (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964003)

yeah, right.

Re:Do it like Snowden (4, Insightful)

PRMan (959735) | about a year ago | (#43963991)

"China: Bastion of civil rights." Has kind of a funny ring to it...

Re:Do it like Snowden (1)

HarrySmoot (843918) | about a year ago | (#43964095)

China: where they spy on you also, but at least they don't try to hide it

Too large to be useful... (3, Insightful)

Darkness404 (1287218) | about a year ago | (#43963609)

This sounds like too large of an "insurance" to be useful. Most people don't have the bandwidth or the space to hold 1.7 TB of encrypted info. Smaller files might make sense but not huge ones like this.

Re:Too large to be useful... (1)

asmkm22 (1902712) | about a year ago | (#43963667)

Just uploading that must have been a real bitch.

Re:Too large to be useful... (1)

loufoque (1400831) | about a year ago | (#43964311)

It takes about two days at 100Mb/s

Re:Too large to be useful... (2)

HybridST (894157) | about a year ago | (#43964449)

If I were to start the download on my home connection which tops out at about 100kb/s(fastest in my area) it won't be finished before I receive the 4 year degree I start in the fall. Then there's the keyfile to think about. I think I'll skip this one.

Re:Too large to be useful... (5, Insightful)

VorpalRodent (964940) | about a year ago | (#43963703)

And even if they did...what's the value? Please explain to me if I'm missing something, but if I can't decrypt it, then my having a copy is just to protect his "insurance policy", in which case I'm aiding and abetting. I assume additional risk with zero potential benefit, except perhaps helping "stick it to the corporate blah blah blah"?

Re:Too large to be useful... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964037)

And even if they did...what's the value?

The companies involved are going to be archiving a copy of this. Even if their own corporate lawyers are screaming at them to delete it, plenty of devs are going to do it anyway. In case the key ever does get leaked, the curiosity to look at competitors' source can be overwhelming to some.

An extra 1.7TB of crap that nobody will probably ever look at again? That's what the art department churns out on a Thursday afternoon. It's not that big.

Re:Too large to be useful... (2)

dittbub (2425592) | about a year ago | (#43963893)

Perhaps he will take a wikileaks like approach. Release individual games slowly over time but have the larger file available should he be interupted

Useless at any size (1)

AliasMarlowe (1042386) | about a year ago | (#43964237)

This sounds like too large of an "insurance" to be useful. Most people don't have the bandwidth or the space to hold 1.7 TB of encrypted info.

Some of us do have the space[1] and bandwidth[2], but are utterly lacking in motivation to do so. Motivation would still be absent even if the file were unencrypted and the download had the blessing of the games companies. Big clue: we're not gamers, so we're not in thrall to games or gaming companies.

[1] We have 6 TB of available space in a single volume on a server at home
[2] We have 100Mbps symmetric fiber (with no caps) at home

Re:Too large to be useful... (4, Funny)

rodrigoandrade (713371) | about a year ago | (#43964339)

I bet he's too young to have ever used alt.binaries to know how it's done.

I am a 1337 hax0r (5, Funny)

Spy Handler (822350) | about a year ago | (#43963619)

I have 2.0 GB of source code for Windows 8, Windows 9 alpha, Call of Duty Ghosts, World of Warcraft Annihilation and Donkey Kong Junior. I have encrypted the file and am withholding the key in case I get arrested. But trust me, it's all there.

Re:I am a 1337 hax0r (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43963677)

I have 2.0 GB of source code for Windows 8, Windows 9 alpha, Call of Duty Ghosts, World of Warcraft Annihilation and Donkey Kong Junior. I have encrypted the file and am withholding the key in case I get arrested.

But do you have the good copy of Duke Nukem that was suppressed by Bill Gates? (to delay the alien invasion, of course)

Re:I am a 1337 hax0r (1)

liamevo (1358257) | about a year ago | (#43963721)

When you start releasing info on yet to be confirmed or released hardware, services and sdk's, which are then verified, then you can take the piss.

Re:I am a 1337 hax0r (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964051)

I've heard this a few times before: "take the piss"
What does it mean exactly?

Re:I am a 1337 hax0r (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964421)

British people have sexual fetishes involving urine (so called "golden showers") at the highest rate per capita in the world. Most Brits have engaged in it at least once in their lives. Something with such a strong cultural association is bound to creep into slang eventually, that's all.

Re:I am a 1337 hax0r (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964103)

Except there are thousands of developers out there who already have these SDKs and hardware and already know all of this info.

There is no reason to think he's a hacker any more than just some douche who violated an NDA and then pretended to be a hacker.

Lovely logic there... (1)

denzacar (181829) | about a year ago | (#43964107)

Following such way of thinking, you'd have to conquer most of Europe and murder 6 million Jews before you could "take the piss" out of Hitler.

Don't forget commissioning a small economic car and being a vegetarian painter while doing all that.

Re:Lovely logic there... (2)

liamevo (1358257) | about a year ago | (#43964323)

I was merely pointing out that there is some credibility that what he says is in the archive, actually is in the archive, and that acting as if it's just some script kiddie making stuff up has to ignore the fact that this kid has proven credible with the info already leaked.

Re:I am a 1337 hax0r (2)

interkin3tic (1469267) | about a year ago | (#43963755)

It does say he "leaked loads of accurate new info to Kotaku about the then unnamed Xbox One and PS4 earlier this year," which is possibly why the generally-not-born-yesterday kotaku may be taking it somewhat seriously.

Re:I am a 1337 hax0r (2)

Anubis IV (1279820) | about a year ago | (#43964251)

which is possibly why the generally-not-born-yesterday kotaku may be taking it somewhat seriously.

My faith in Kotaku has diminished quite a bit following the attack piece they published against Silicon Knights and Dennis Dyack. Dyack (who is certainly no saint, but is also not the embezzler he's made out to be) later did a point-by-point rebuttal to it, providing convincing information and evidence to contradict each of its claims, and even managed to get a hold of a copy of an e-mail from a Wired editor to the freelance author of the Kotaku attack piece, in which the editor turned down the article due to its unsubstantiated claims that had no basis in fact. It turns out that the article was shopped around to a number of other magazines, all of which turned it down, before it finally got sold to Kotaku, who apparently saw no issues with publishing an attack piece that didn't have a scrap of evidence and was based solely on claims made by disgruntled anonymous sources that couldn't even have had access to the information they claimed to have.

Re:I am a 1337 hax0r (3, Funny)

jellomizer (103300) | about a year ago | (#43963937)

You needed Donkey Kong Junior just to make you hit 2.0 Gigabytes exactly. Right?

Re:I am a 1337 hax0r (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964117)

He forgot to mention that to hit the exact 2.0gb mark, he had to add pacman to the list.

Re:I am a 1337 hax0r (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964401)

He accurately leaked the specs of the XBox One and PS4 before their announcements earlier this year to Kotaku apparently according to the article cited in the /. post.

I think that somewhat makes his claims reliable.

Book of Random Numbers (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43963627)

RAND Corporation's published random numbers contains the Necronomicon. It's encrypted though.

Fucking idiot (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43963633)

These retards give the word 'hacker' a bad name. Goddam imbecile, I hope he rots in jail.
--
I never user products from companies who feed customer data to the NSA. Are you listening, Google?

Re:Fucking idiot (2)

interkin3tic (1469267) | about a year ago | (#43963791)

THAT'S what you're upset about?

Okay, call him an "Information Liberator." He doesn't appear to have referred to himself as a hacker, at least not in the short article, so lets assume he never did. Do you still hope he dies imprisoned?

If not, why are you getting so bent out of shape about a trivial use of a trivial word?

Re:Fucking idiot (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43963981)

I'm pretty bent out of shape about this guy usering products, myself. Can I get a mod point for that?

Re:Fucking idiot (4, Informative)

ae1294 (1547521) | about a year ago | (#43964067)

I never user products from companies who feed customer data to the NSA. Are you listening, Google?

So how are you posting this again? Every Internet company is feeding data to the NSA sooooo?

Re:Fucking idiot (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964385)

How can they listen if you don't... oh nevermind, I'm sure I already put more thought in this than you did into your comment.

1.7tb of stuff.. (2)

gl4ss (559668) | about a year ago | (#43963637)

..that nobody knows what it is?
that's a lot of hd to keep as insurance for some random dude.

and ftp? wtf? ever heard of bittorrent. or tor.

Re: 1.7tb of stuff.. (1)

pellik (193063) | about a year ago | (#43963779)

Yeah, but when he gets arrested and the key is released it will be pretty awesome to have the file already.

Re:1.7tb of stuff.. (2)

nitehawk214 (222219) | about a year ago | (#43963843)

Why would a torrent swarm of people download a giant file that they cannot decrypt?

You know what, don't answer that. I am sure enough file hoarders will grab the file to keep the torrent alive alive.

Re:1.7tb of stuff.. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43963911)

keep the torrent alive alive.

We wouldn't want it to be dead dead.

Re:1.7tb of stuff.. (1)

Runaway1956 (1322357) | about a year ago | (#43964113)

No, but we could hang it by it's neck until dead, dead, dead!

Oh, wait - does data have a neck?

Insurance? (2)

Darth Snowshoe (1434515) | about a year ago | (#43963643)

Insurance from whom, against whom? Like, Valve is going to call in its favor and get the FBI to get off his case, for fear of their DRM being compromised? I can totes see that happening.

Re:Insurance? (1)

gl4ss (559668) | about a year ago | (#43963689)

Insurance from whom, against whom? Like, Valve is going to call in its favor and get the FBI to get off his case, for fear of their DRM being compromised? I can totes see that happening.

pretty much all games on steam have had their checks cracked. not much to defeat there.

Re:Insurance? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43963711)

Insurance from not getting enough publicity. Adding that little bit on there makes it like a Hollywood movie and he's the star! Except life isn't like a movie, but enough people think it could be so he'll still get his 15 minutes.

Re:Insurance? (1)

interkin3tic (1469267) | about a year ago | (#43963845)

I assume you are referencing the HL2 leak. [wired.com] Where valve got the guy to come to the states for a job interview at which point the FBI arrested him. And the same trick was used by valve years before.

So this guy should be skeptical of any job offers he gets from valve, rather than hold an insurance file.

Re:Insurance? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964073)

I assume you are referencing the HL2 leak [wired.com] . Where valve got the guy to come to the states for a job interview at which point the FBI arrested him. And the same trick was used by valve years before.

Did you even read the article you linked in your own post? It says that Valve failed to get the guy to come to the states for a job interview, and that the FBI did not arrest him; he was ultimately charged in Germany.

Re:Insurance? (1)

interkin3tic (1469267) | about a year ago | (#43964467)

Oops! I didn't. Sorry.

Re:Insurance? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964097)

Uhhh.. the article you linked states:

After the secret source code for its then-unreleased shooter Half Life 2 showed up on file sharing services in 2003, game-maker Valve Software cooked up an elaborate ruse with the FBI targeting the German hacker suspected in the leak, even setting up a fake job interview in an effort to lure him to the United States for arrest.

The gambit ultimately failed, and Axel "Ago" Gembe remained safely in Germany.

and

Perhaps sensing that his relocation expenses would be shouldered by U.S. taxpayers, Gembe didn’t take the bait. He was ultimately charged in Germany, where he was sentenced to probation.

Note to self: Never travel to the United States.

Re:Insurance? (1)

dittbub (2425592) | about a year ago | (#43963969)

I assume the guy is planning to release the source code chunk by chunk but hes at risk of being interrupted and arrested. His insurance policy makes sense because hes saying "you can arrest me but if you do then hundreds more will have access to the source and then you'll have to find them all too"

Encrypted blob (4, Insightful)

SirGarlon (845873) | about a year ago | (#43963663)

I totally believe it's possible to exfiltrate data from multiple game companies (or indeed any companies). But how do we know he didn't just upload a 1.7 TB encrypted blob of random garbage? The word of a 17-year-old script kiddie is not exactly a lot to go on.

Re:Encrypted blob (3, Insightful)

CastrTroy (595695) | about a year ago | (#43963759)

And it seems odd that there would be so much data. Source code doesn't take that much space, and neither do development kits. Perhaps he's including game assets like textures and cut scenes from the games, but I don't really see much point in including that, since it would mostly be easy to extract from the actual game files themselves.

Re:Encrypted blob (4, Informative)

loufoque (1400831) | about a year ago | (#43964445)

The xbox 360 base SDK is 2GB. If you count all extra stuff for Kinect etc. it's even bigger.
And they probably have tons of other middleware software, some of which could come with their own editing and authoring tools. That alone could account for a hundred gigs if not more.
Then there is source code. It's not unusal for a piece of software to have sources that account for 500MB, and several gigabytes if you include binaries.

All in all they probably also have binary assets of some sort, but software does take quite some space on a disk.

Re:Encrypted blob (1)

Tharkkun (2605613) | about a year ago | (#43964303)

I totally believe it's possible to exfiltrate data from multiple game companies (or indeed any companies). But how do we know he didn't just upload a 1.7 TB encrypted blob of random garbage? The word of a 17-year-old script kiddie is not exactly a lot to go on.

We need to crowdsource decrypt it and laugh at him.

Re:Encrypted blob (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964391)

Agreed, but still more trustworthy than the word of *any* corporate/government/alexjones person.

YOU FAIyL IT. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43963675)

the system clean bombsheel hit Future. Even

Probably fake (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43963685)

4channers are full of shit 99% of the time. Sounds like a troll.

Better download this through TOR (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43963729)

nt

lol wat (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43963851)

Insurance in what sense?

1. Get arrested;
2. Release password to unencrypt source code for old software;
3. Get charged with yet another crime;
4. ???

Re:lol wat (1)

bjb_admin (1204494) | about a year ago | (#43963933)

4. Don't drop the soap

I smell... (0)

DiEx-15 (959602) | about a year ago | (#43963903)

...a trap.

1) You don't "announce" to the world that you did something like this and not expect the Internet Police (ie: The FBI) to not do anything. All this dumbass did was paint a bullseye on his ass for both the LE and his future cell mate Bubba to aim their wangs at.
2) Even if all 1.7TB is encrypted, either the Gov will decrypt it or force him to decrypt it unless he enjoys the love Bubba give him.
3) There is a high probability the FBI, Steam, and a few won't give a rat's ass. If TFA is true, there is a probability that the "older source code" was already released to the public and is readily available via a quick Google search.
4) If this numbnuts is telling the truth, why should anybody trust him? The file could easily have nasty things in it to aid this person or blab to the listening FBI/NSA that you have naughty things on your drive?

So why waste ungodly amounts of hours downloading a 1.7 TB file when, from what it sounds like, you can find without doing that? Frankly, I have no need for any of it and got better things to download. Like porn.

Re:I smell... (2)

loufoque (1400831) | about a year ago | (#43964457)

You can't just decrypt stuff just because you want to. It's protected by the power of math.

The insurance file idea WILL work. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43963931)

Just like Wikileaks two insurance files. Anyone remember those? They still haven't been cracked. Anyone still care? Well, whatever, I'm sure this will work.

Hang on a sec (2)

DrXym (126579) | about a year ago | (#43963935)

Since this is encrypted this could be 1.7TB of shit for anyone knows. Or is there a sampler or something people are supposed to download to know it isn't?

So not only a hacker... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964017)

But a peodophile according to the article...he has drugs, weapons and child porn charges already

Re:So not only a hacker... (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964509)

He's a minor himself. The "child pornography" could be pictures of his own dick for all we know, or a 17 year old girlfriend. The "drug" charges are "posession of cannabis and cannabis paraphernalia" so who gives a shit and the "weapons" charge was supposedly a stun gun. Not a taser, just one of those sparky things.

He's obviously not Canadian (5, Funny)

Kinwolf (945345) | about a year ago | (#43964071)

At least we know this hacker isn't Canadian. With our current ISP plans, it would have taken 1.5 years to upload 1.7TB of data without busting the bank in extra fees for bandwith.

Re:He's obviously not Canadian (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964405)

I guess you never heard of the possibiliy of direct server-to-server transfer, did you?
SSH in, and SCP or RSYNC that shit over. Where's the problem? Even pulling it from the other server with HTTP, FTP, etc is not a problem. If it comes to it, even piping a TAR output/input over a random socket using bash does the job.

Re:He's obviously not Canadian (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964491)

"Jokes, what do people see in them?" - Darrill (That's Da-rill)

Honest and for true? (4, Funny)

Hartree (191324) | about a year ago | (#43964141)

I've released a file which contains the complete plans for the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator which can blow up the earth.

The file is encrypted, and if the local parking meter attendants put anymore tickets on my suburban, I'll release the passphrase.

I really, really will!

That is all.

Re:Honest and for true? (4, Funny)

sconeu (64226) | about a year ago | (#43964315)

I cracked your encryption, and built it. Then I tried it out.

To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. Where was the KABOOM? There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering KABOOM!!!

Re:Honest and for true? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964475)

I know what you mean - just did the same thing and then lit the fuse. Now as it's getting down to the end I

*)@%U()@RU*()FO@*)%&*07#$(*!&#79yiuhskZfvhuiAUIR^&#*($(!@

net rates crashed (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964157)

did the whole worl start d/l'ing this when /. posted this article - seems like the 'net just got /.'d

I have the key! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964309)

But it is encrypted in case I get arrested.

Just another loser (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964353)

The "hacker" is a 17-year old script kiddie and pothead who's trying facing criminal charges for being a worthless fucking drug addict AND a malicious shitty hacker.

He needs to go to jail for a few years and grow the fuck up.

Alleged and Possible.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43964439)

Should the headline read "Hacker allegedly claims to have 1.7TB of data that could possibly be something". ?

I mean really. I can upload 1.7TB of cat pictures encrypted and claim it's CIA secrets. Right now he has nothing that one should describe as a "treasure trove"

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