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Hackers steal entire Half-Life 2 code
A message posted on Thursday on a Half-Life enthusiast bulletin board and purporting to be from Gabe Newell, founder of Valve Corp, said that the source code was stolen on September 19 by hackers who systematically compromised the company's computer systems.
"Ever have one of those weeks? This has just not been the best couple of days for me or for Valve," the message begins.
The message goes on to describe the attack in which hackers infiltrated the Valve computer network by exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook on Newell's computer, installed key stroke capture software to capture passwords and other security credentials, then stole a copy of the Half-Life 2 source code.
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