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Suspected Xbox One leaker refusing to unlock laptop for police – report

Monday, 29th July 2013 09:19 GMT By Dave Cook

SuperDaE, the Australian who allegedly leaked Xbox One details and tried to sell a supposed Durango dev kit on eBay is reportedly unwilling to unlock his laptop for the police.

Kotaku reports that SuperDaE – real name Dylan Wheeler – is said to be charge with new offences aside from the Xbox One leaks, this time because of an unwillingness to cooperate with West Australian Police officials investigating the original matter.

Wheeler appeared in court earlier this month in relation to the Durango case, but since then a data access order issued by the police which demanded Wheeler unlock and reveal the contents of his Macbook Pro, but he claimed he couldn’t remember the necessary passwords due to them changing regularly.

Kotaku has an image of the data access order here that runs down the events of Wheeler’s refusal to pen his laptop. Whether he has genuinely forgotten the passwords amid what must have been a month of turmoil remains open for debate.

We’ll update once we know more. What do you think of the above?

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  1. melonbuster1

    Send him to jail in Mexico. . With pants that have the ass cheeks cut out and a tattoo that says Mexico is disgusting.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Bam007

    I find it funny that they didn’t bother just getting someone with the knowledge to gain access to his laptop. Oh wait, this is in Australia. That usually happens in America and they try to justify their wrongdoing whereas in Australia, it ain’t that easy.

    SuperDaE 1 – WA Police 0

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Kieran

    aw imagine microsoft kept their drm and second hand restrictions then he releashed this on the internet & found a way to bypass it lol would destroy them haha !!!

    i wonder how this will pen out i wonder if he will release it or not the ps3 hacker now works for facebook lol

    #3 1 year ago
  4. sh4dow

    Most importantly, I am wondering how such fine details of legal proceedings are anybody’s business but his own and the people dealing with his case. It’s not like the fate of the planet would in jeopardy be for crying out loud.

    And – how is there even anything up for debate here? Of course he will not give out information that will incriminate himself?! That’s why in the US, this may even be covered by the Fifth Amendment: http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/suspect-ordered-to-provide-decryption-password-a-fifth-amendment-violation/

    #4 1 year ago
  5. xxJPRACERxx

    Glad he refuses. There’s laws stating that you should not be force to help the police if this could incriminate you.

    edit: Sorry, haven’t seen #5′s post when I posted mine. What he said!

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Kreion

    I don’t see why you are supporting him? It’s like the police saying “can we look in the trunk of your car” and you saying “no”, it’s basically incriminating yourself be default. Unless he actually has forgotten his password, then all he’s doing is delaying his sentence until they force their way in.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Fin

    @7

    “Unless he actually has forgotten his password”

    By my calculations, there’s a 0% chance of that being the case.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. schnide

    We’re talking about a guy here who was reported to have threatened police not to arrest him, otherwise he’d release confidential information on publishers and platform holders that he’d previously hacked. So by all reports, he’s an utter tool and this latest twist doesn’t disprove it.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. loci

    @5 Are you suggesting this is a Kangaroo court?

    #9 1 year ago
  10. viralshag

    Just hack the laptop, get the info, “leak” it to the judge and then ask him “HOW DOES IT FEEL?”

    #10 1 year ago
  11. DrDamn

    @11
    :)

    Maybe he’s just trying to keep his porn stash secret.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. viralshag

    @12, It’s always porn…

    Isn’t porn banned in Aus? If it isn’t, give it a month or two.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. AwesomeGus

    I went to school with this guy and even there he was doing stupid shit. He tried to steal a hard drive out of one of the computers but he got caught. In the end they had to monitor him every time he went on the computers because the teachers couldn’t trust him and our IT staff are full of brain dead retards. He’s an all right bloke though. its a shame that he got expelled from our school

    #13 1 year ago
  14. bradk825

    I imagine it’s a similar idea to a padlock when it comes to legalities. If police have a warrant to search my shed and I refuse to open the lock, I will be charged with obstruction, then they’ll get bolt-cutters and search it anyway. There isn’t much different (other than the physical nature) between a padlock and a password in those circumstances.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. backup

    PC gamers are pirates,hackers terrorist all bad things happens only through PC

    #15 1 year ago
  16. bradk825

    @16 in my younger, more asshole days I had a modded xbox on which I played downloaded games. Bad things are not only done by PC Gamers.

    On that note, my sincere apologies to: Microsoft, EA, Activision, NASCAR, Gamestop, Bioware, IW, Treyarch and my mother who raised me better than that. I promise I won’t do it again.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Lengendaryboss

    @17
    Your not going to get through that troll, he’s so ignorant he will keep spamming us with his crap: factually or otherwise.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. backup

    @17
    lol yes they are done by PC gamers only

    they also pirate console games through torrents

    #18 1 year ago
  19. backup

    @18
    butthurt because u can’t prove me wrong
    i have proven that every gamers on PC ganer vg247 have pirated something
    in their life

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Lengendaryboss

    @20
    http://www.0-60mag.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/double-facepalm.gif

    #20 1 year ago
  21. backup

    @21

    still no proof

    http://www.0-60mag.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/double-facepalm.gif

    #21 1 year ago
  22. VibraniumSpork

    Australians = http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view3/3333866/its-in-the-computer-o.gif ?

    #22 1 year ago
  23. MrWaffles

    This whole case is just disappointing. We all got trolled about the dead-man-switch doc release that never happened.

    What I think happened: Microsoft is paying for this guy’s lawyer, the specs won’t leak out and this guy will walk with a wad of cash from this whole thing.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Cobra951

    @7: You’re right. It is no different. And if you could make your trunk as difficult to enter as a bank vault, your refusal to open it would carry just as much weight as encrypting your hard drive. But forcing open a trunk is way easy. That’s the only difference. He’s entitled to refuse to provide evidence voluntarily of self-incrimination in either case, in the US anyway. I don’t know about Australia.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. YoungZer0

    God damn it. It’s un-fucking-believable that this backup guy is still here.

    Why do the people behind this site give so little shit about a healthy community?

    #25 1 year ago
  26. backup

    @26

    God damn it. It’s un-fucking-believable that this YoungZer0 a pc hacker,pirate guy is still here.

    Why do the people behind this site give so little shit about a healthy community?

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Dirk

    @16
    He was using a MacBook Pro… All those you mentioned will be using Apple products these days.
    You’re going to need some new material when the next gen consoles arrive, seeing as how they’re basically pcs in fancy boxes.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. Ireland Michael

    @26 Apparently his account *was* deleted. I mentioned it in an article a few days ago, and when I checked it later one his post was gone. He can jus keep making new accounts, sadly.

    Probably Da Man or someone on an alt account. Most of these format trolls are so one note and repetitive that there is no way they’re actually their real personalities.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. backup

    @28
    mac is not PC lol

    #29 1 year ago

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