Full source code for the client for popular MMORPG Eve Online was made available recently via BitTorrent on The Pirate Bay. Along with the torrent, the user posts a chat transcript with a representative identified as [IA]Morpheus from Eve"s developer and publisher CCP. In the lengthy and scatological exchange, the poster of the source code attempts to get some answers about CCP"s much maligned security practices, particularly concerning the rife issue of bots and scripting in their flagship game. The conversation was a little less than professional.
Buzz on forums surrounding the incident report that in reaction CCP is strictly censoring its online forum from references related to the code leak. In addition, reports are being posted that CCP is seeding most of the torrent themselves, then using the IP addresses of those who download the client"s source code to ban Eve Online accounts.
No public recognition of this source code leak has yet been offered from CCP.
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