Gabe Newell tricked the German hacker who stole Half Life 2…

hl2Gabe Newell tricked the German hacker who stole Half Life 2’s source code into thinking Valve wanted to hire him as a security auditor. He was given plane tickets to the USA and was to be arrested on arrival by the FBI. When the German government became aware of the plan, Gembe was arrested in Germany instead. The police chief said to Gembe: “Have you any idea how lucky you are that we got to you before you got on that plane?” Gembe was put on trial for the leak as well as other computer crimes in November 2006. He was sentenced to two years‘ probation.