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Uranium-235 10-02-2003 08:12 PM

HL2 source code leaked!
From Bluesnews

posted here


Ever have one of those weeks? This has just not been the best couple of days for me or for Valve.

Yes, the source code that has been posted is the HL-2 source code.

Here is what we know:

1) Starting around 9/11 of this year, someone other than me was accessing my email account. This has been determined by looking at traffic on our email server versus my travel schedule.

2) Shortly afterwards my machine started acting weird (right-clicking on executables would crash explorer). I was unable to find a virus or trojan on my machine, I reformatted my hard drive, and reinstalled.

3) For the next week, there appears to have been suspicious activity on my webmail account.

4) Around 9/19 someone made a copy of the HL-2 source tree.

5) At some point, keystroke recorders got installed on several machines at Valve. Our speculation is that these were done via a buffer overflow in Outlook's preview pane. This recorder is apparently a customized version of RemoteAnywhere created to infect Valve (at least it hasn't been seen anywhere else, and isn't detected by normal virus scanning tools).

6) Periodically for the last year we've been the subject of a variety of denial of service attacks targetted at our webservers and at Steam. We don't know if these are related or independent.

Well, this sucks.

What I'd appreciate is the assistance of the community in tracking this down. I have a special email address for people to send information to, If you have information about the denial of service attacks or the infiltration of our network, please send the details. There are some pretty obvious places to start with the posts and records in IRC, so if you can point us in the right direction, that would be great.

We at Valve have always thought of ourselves as being part of a community, and I can't imagine a better group of people to help us take care of these problems than this community.


Jason 10-03-2003 09:37 AM

This will only delay HL2 and cause all sorts of problems for Valve and HL2.

Im certain that the person penetrating Valve was concerned that his trusty wallhack, aimbot, and ghost hacks would work. I honestly dont see why people cheat or bother with the release of code like this. Might as well set your computer up to play by itself. You only prove how pathetic your gaming skills are and how you like to hurt a companies product.

Prometheus 10-04-2003 02:48 AM

hl2 isnt gonna come out till next year at this rate

eviltechie 10-05-2003 07:50 PM

ATI is working on it too
just helping Valve to get the directX9 stuff right

gnogtr 10-06-2003 09:15 AM

I hope it's perfect when it comes out at this rate.

Prometheus 10-06-2003 11:27 AM

it better fucking well be :)

Prometheus 10-06-2003 11:28 AM

hey i got away with saying a bad word like^ that

nother word to add to the * filter


Uranium-235 10-06-2003 03:46 PM

I usually don't care as long as it isn't referring to a person

Prometheus 10-06-2003 04:05 PM

What is i say Fuck me?

I added the * on my own btw

Uranium-235 10-06-2003 05:48 PM

more like as long as you're not insulting another person with it.

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