Wednesday, October 9th 2019

Valve Offices Burgled, Thief Does Away with $40,000 Worth Equipment and Games

A man broke into the offices of Valve Software in September, and did away with $40,000 worth equipment and game keys. He was caught on camera trying to sell these keys at a Game Stop store. 32-year-old Shawn Shaputis already had six warrants for his arrest out on him when he broke into the Bellevue WA offices of one of the world's largest game distribution companies. The suspect is still at large, and is summoned to appear before court. Should he fail to show up, additional warrants for arrest will be put out. Valve Software owns Steam, the world's largest online game distribution platform.
Source: GamesIndustry.biz
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19 Comments on Valve Offices Burgled, Thief Does Away with $40,000 Worth Equipment and Games

#1
GoldenX
There's only one question: Did he get a HL3 copy?
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#2
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Likely motive. ^

Also, who goes to GameStop to buy Steam keys?
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#3
Outback Bronze
You cant crack steam but you can break into there offices and steal their equipment..
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#4
windwhirl
GoldenX, post: 4129923, member: 160319"
There's only one question: Did he get a HL3 copy?
I'd be so tempted to turn a blind eye if that were the case :laugh:
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#5
kapone32
This is a joke so please don't take it too seriously; maybe he is an Epic employee :)
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#6
Khonjel
Lol. Kinda like that russian guy that operates SteamSpy. All those years of info, data and numbers on Steam, only to prop up Epic store.
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#7
csendesmark
On the next day....
...leaked Half Life 3 alpha

:D :D :D
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#8
Sequence
He should have looked for HL3
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#9
quadibloc
Well, it's a good thing they were able to identify their suspect. But they weren't able to apprehend him, which, of course, is what counts in the end. But identifying him, is of course, a first step that helps in doing that.
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#10
Steevo
GoldenX, post: 4129923, member: 160319"
There's only one question: Did he get a HL3 copy?
Spot on.
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#11
Manoa
I like stilling steam, it just like in GTA, too bad it's only 40,000$, it's nothing for them
I don't hold my breth for half life 3
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#12
danbert2000
I'm glad this guy got caught finally. Hopefully he didn't steal anything that isn't easily replaceable. I have to wonder why he was able to return and steal over and over. You'd think they'd hire a guard or get better locks/security systems after the first time.
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#13
Conti027
kapone32, post: 4130004, member: 181865"
This is a joke so please don't take it too seriously; maybe he is an Epic employee :)
Funny thing is Epic has an office in the same building as Valve HQ
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#14
GoldenX
danbert2000, post: 4130397, member: 165365"
I'm glad this guy got caught finally. Hopefully he didn't steal anything that isn't easily replaceable. I have to wonder why he was able to return and steal over and over. You'd think they'd hire a guard or get better locks/security systems after the first time.
The Portal turret had a dead battery.
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#15
windwhirl
Conti027, post: 4130445, member: 35575"
Funny thing is Epic has an office in the same building as Valve HQ
Nah! Seriously?! :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
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#16
Static~Charge
danbert2000, post: 4130397, member: 165365"
I'm glad this guy got caught finally.
You missed this part: "The suspect is still at large, and is summoned to appear before court." They have identified him, but that's all.
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#17
lynx29
I really am surprised we don't have facial recognition cameras in every major city in this country yet. It would be super easy to catch a guy like this then.

May I ask what are the arguments against facial cameras? I mean from the way I see it, they would protect innocent people, because you could timestamp peoples locations better, etc, be harder to frame someone, etc.
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#18
MazeFrame
lynx29, post: 4131121, member: 153071"
May I ask what are the arguments against facial cameras?
Would you want me, a random stranger from some website, to know where you are going?
Social media is more than happy to sell me your data, then it is a matter of one weak password.
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#19
lynx29
MazeFrame, post: 4135482, member: 186115"
Would you want me, a random stranger from some website, to know where you are going?
Social media is more than happy to sell me your data, then it is a matter of one weak password.
I just don't buy this argument really, for one thing you would need hacking skills, another, there will be 500 million people to pick from... also all of the passwords, socials, addresses of like 300 million are on the dark web already from data breaches at various companies.

Cameras would catch a lot of criminals and also help insurance companies figure out the truth for many various things, protecting those who pay into insurance, while at the same time hurting scammers or violent people.
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