Hacker SuperDaE Releases 1.7TB Trove Of Gaming Info

Next gen hacker SuperDaeE, who breached Sony, Microsoft, Epic, Valve, Blizzard and other gaming companies, just released a 1.7TB treasure trove FTP download. The files, however, are apparently encrypted. Previously, SuperDaE vowed he would release said files, which are believed to contain sensitive information about unreleased games, should he be arrested.

SuperDaE, whose real name is "Dylan" and who is an Australian citizen, announced earlier his plans on sister site Gizmodo. SuperDaE leaked loads of accurate new info to Kotaku about the then unnamed Xbox One and PS4 earlier this year. Earlier today when the FTP went life, SuperDaE tweeted, "Insurance up."

As Kotaku first mentioned last month, the "insurance file" supposedly contains material grabbed by SuperDaE's hacks into Gears of War and Unreal Engine developer Epic, World of Warcraft studio Blizzard, Sleeping Dogs dev house United Front Games and the now-shuttered publisher THQ, among others.

The FTP also apparently contains software development kits for the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U as well as possible old code for unreleased games such as Company of Heroes 2 and WWE 14. The Epic directory includes folders for Unreal Engine 4 and UE4 projects called Fortnite (an announced game), Kilo, Lima and Orion.

When asked via Twitter what the FTP contained, SuperDaE replied, "Enough files to change the video game industry for better."

The encrypted file is currently live on SuperDaE's site (noted by LevelSave and NeoGAF). SuperDaE's website also has an Australian bank transfer number and a BitCoin link. Currently, it's unclear how the downloader gets the seemingly necessary key to open the file.

Recently, Kotaku reported that SuperDaE, a 17 year-old minor, was facing an array of eight legal charges, including "possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia", "possession of a prohibited weapon", "possession of identification material with intent to commit an offence", and "possessing and copying an indecent or obscene article, possession of child exploitation material".

Last Kotaku heard SuperDaE was out on bail.

To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft.


Comments

    because escalating the situation always works.....

    Last edited 11/06/13 1:45 pm

      By the looks of the 'indecent or obscene article, possession of child exploitation material' charges, escalation is definitely in play already.

      Sounds a lot like the 'indecent' part covers whatever the hell they want it to, and tying it to the child-exploiting filth is meant to distance anyone who might support him.

      Hoping that's the case, anyway. Him having the real filth would be horribly depressing.

        I believe child pornography involves explicit images of a minor under 18 right? If he's a regular 17 year old who happens to have pictures of his friends/girlfriends/love interests who are the same age as him sent to him on his phone or computers, I wouldn't really call that filth. To me, it sounds more like a way for the feds to keep him locked up while they investigate.

        Then again, we don't know the full story, yet...

        Last edited 11/06/13 7:27 pm

          Well, I more meant that it's sort of like they're lumping two different things under one category, from the way I read the article.
          “possessing and copying an indecent or obscene article, possession of child exploitation material”
          seemed like it was on the one bullet-point, coming after the 'and' like that. Which would be kind of like creating a crime called 'jaywalking/domestic abuse'.

    Brian should totally change his twitter name to Brashcraft.

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