Thief Caught Stealing Pre-Release Version Of Breach At Pax East

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A Pax East attendee was caught trying to steal the early code of Atomic Games upcoming Xbox Live Arcade game ‘Breach’. According to the studio the suspect connected his laptop to one of the companies Xbox 360 units and attempted to transfer the code using piracy software. When caught he reportedly ran into a crowd of people, but was still apprehended.

“Because of the work we do for military and intelligence organizations, we take security issues like this very seriously,” Atomic Games president Peter Tamte told Joystiq. “It is fortunate for him that we caught him before any of this ended up on the Internet. Many of the hackers who stole Valve’s Half-Life 2 code were tracked down by the FBI’s Cybercrime Task Force.”

The suspect spent four hours in jail, but there is now a warrant out for his arrest. After being caught the suspect still foolishly denied any claims of the theft, sticking to the alibi that he was just burrowing an Ethernet cord to gain Internet access. The alibi made no sense however, seeing as the convention center offers free Wi-Fi access for all attendees. This is living proof that crime just doesn’t pay, trying to steal a Live Arcade game is an all time low.

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