Originally Posted by Dippyskoodlez
And the fact he obtained not an insecure area of ZOMG EPISODE 2?!! rather, FINANCIAL data.... shows a lot more than you think. (By not wasting his time, he has shown he's 100% serious. any script kiddie would just get game data that would mean NOTHING, and is easily leaked by dev's.)
If an episode 2 ss is leaked, boohoo. Financial data can be a HUGE financial liability when being hacked, and this publicly known is a hit on valves poor rep as it is, not to mention legal issues.
I could care less about some dork trying to get famous by stealing a few credit card numbers and a financial statement.
Why do you hate Valve just because they're protecting themselves from piracy/theft? Half-Life was a revolution to FPS games, and HL2 is #1 rated PC game on IGN. Valve is a very respectable company devoted to quality, and they deserve the right to protect themselves from cheap-asses with no jobs.
I said if you're going to hack Valve, steal something cool, like Episode 2 - you'd get more positive respect from the gaming community.