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.
Update: When Kotaku asked SuperDaE what would trigger the "insurance" file's release, the Australian hacker replied, "My inability to access a computer."
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