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Microsoft denies involvement in Xbox 720 leaker police raid

Monday, 25th February 2013 11:01 GMT By Dave Cook

Microsoft has denied any involvement in the police raid on the premises of Xbox 720 leaker ‘SuperDaE. The official police warrant suggests otherwise.

Last week SuperDaE tweeted that he had been raided by Australian police and an FBI official, over claims that he had successfully sold an Xbox 720 dev kit on eBay for AU $50,000, and his involvement in other leaks.

In a statement on the matter, a Microsoft spokesperson said, “Microsoft did not initiate this FBI investigation with this individual, as has been asserted in some of the articles in the media,” said a Microsoft spokesperson. We take security very seriously and have no evidence of any compromise of our corporate network. We have no further comment on this matter.”

Despite the statement, The Tech Game has obtained a photo of the police warrant used in the raid. It lists Microsoft, eBay and PayPal.

So, who’s telling the truth here? Let us know below.

Thanks CVG.

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4 Comments

  1. mreko3230

    It states that things related to Microsoft, EBay and PayPal are to be searched for. It doesn’t specifically say anything about any of those entities being involved in the raid. And Microsoft said they did not “initiate” the investigation. That does not mean they are not involved, it just means they weren’t the ones to press the issue. It just as easily could have been EBay/PayPal for issues dealing with fraud.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. xXNapsterManXx

    Lol was that bloke in Australia wish I knew where I would have tried to sneak it from him into my house

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dragon246

    @Dave,
    “So, who’s telling the truth here? Let us know below”
    Ahhh…. Arent you expecting too much from your poor readers who have no insider info? :D

    Not that it matters though. MS has a strong case against this guy.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. sh4dow

    Well… it could be that government officials acted on their own when they found out about him e.g. trying to sell the devkit. Sale of potentially stolen property and whatnot.
    That’s after all what the police does – it pursues criminals, frequently regardless of whether there is somebody pointing the finger at them.

    Somewhat related – when I once reported a company that tried to cheat me to a government office, they ended up reprimanding them for something that went further than my case. Nobody asked for that, they just noticed it while acting on my behalf and added it to their todo list.

    Oh and I am not trying to defend any actions taken here. This is just an attempt at an explanation for the “why”.

    #4 2 years ago

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