The Aussie Xbox Durango Leaker Is About To Spill All His Secrets

Remember SuperDaE? He's the guy who tried to sell two next-generation Xbox development kits on eBay, and subsequently earned himself a search and seizure visit from the FBI and the WA Police. As he awaits what he suspects will be a visit from the Police to arrest him today, SuperDaE has set up a deadman's switch inside his FTP server to leak every dirty secret he has collected over the years.

Update: The day is now over and it looks like SuperDaE has been charged. Find out more here.

SuperDaE has been sitting in his apartment for months now, waiting the results of the multi-jurisdictional investigation by the Western Australian Police Service and the FBI in the US over his ownership of the Xbox Durango development console from Microsoft. Before police raided his home, Henry had spent a spell talking to serious characters from Microsoft HQ about his attempted sale of the Durango development kits on eBay.

After spending months in legal limbo, Henry now expects to be charged today.

The concept is simple really: if he doesn't log into his FTP server come Monday night (WA time), the IP address, username and password get tweeted from his account. Those details will give people read-only access to all of his key files.

We've been given a peek inside the FTP server right now, and there are juicy files in there. We don't know the file contents, but if SuperDaE has what they say he has -- that is, information about the next Xbox that Microsoft doesn't want to get leaked (among other things) -- it's going to be a real fireworks display.



    Surely they would just confiscate his server at the same time they arrest him?

      but where is the server? It could be hosted in Russia

        Good point. For some reason, the article made me think it was just in his house.

          The Server is his House!

            SuperDaE: "Server, don't upload your login details to Twitter. I was acquitted!"
            Server: "I'm afraid I can't let you do that, 'DaE..."

    Well that seems like a bad idea.

    So what you are saying is that he is blackmailing microsoft.

    Would have thought it would be a much better idea not to announce this, and just have the details leak out? Because of this, I'm sure there will be letters/phonecalls out to get the server/deactivate his twitter account/etc etc. Nice job, idiot.

      True the guy isn't very smart. He gets caught by the FBI so he should play it safe, because obviously he isn't as invincible as he thought, hence them catching him.

      The journalist behind this article is just being a journalist, what else did he expect this guy to do when he got told the 'master plans'?

      Nah, red tape will mean that the computer won't get seized for a few days still..

    Meh? All he is doing is digging that hole deeper for himself and all for what? Information pertaining to a console that has already been announced?


      I guess it depends on the nature of the information. Maybe it'll reveal how to play XBox One games offline without needing to keep logging into the server. God forbid anybody should ever find out how to do that.

        Or how every Kinect 2.0 has the ability to pop out a small physical hologram of Steve Ballmer that will throw your living room chairs at you if you disable the 24hr registration key check.

    This should be entertaining. I honestly don’t know what’s motivating this guy and I doubt there’s anything in those files to get too fired up about, but the whole scenario is still entertaining.

      he's a die hard playstation fan

      He probably imagines himself as some sort of supervillan from Microsoft's perspective. Release me, or suffer the consequences!

    All of this means nothing if his twitter account gets suspended.

    ...Unless he had a backup leak location.

      It's too late I've already seen everything - Patrick Stewart

    Out of all this story I just feel so much safre now that the FBI is performing law enforcement tasks on Australian soil.

      Heaven forbid, we might end up not being a safe haven for criminals. There's always Mexico I guess.

      They operate worldwide just as our feds do, nothing new here. They just work with local law enforcement when they do.

      Better to have local cops and FBI knocking on your door than the CIA...

        The CIA don't knock... You never hear them enter.

      You mean like the Australian Federal Police operate in foreign countries like PNG and Indonesia and Singapore and Fiji and NZ and US and everywhere else in the world?

      I know it's terrible.

    Why is he not taking his situation seriously? He's going to be finding life pretty hard from now on and this is how he's spending his time... I hope they don't stick him in prison/extradite or he's going to be miserable

    I wonder if he is like...

    This guy just loves to dig his own grave, doesn't he?

    But... they'll just take down his Twitter post... easy...

    "We’ve been given a peek inside the FTP server right now, and there are juicy files in there. We don’t know the file contents, but if SuperDaE has what they say he has..."

    What are these 'juicy files' called, Giz? Are they Xbox One or other stuff? Tell us!

      Well there was one called ballmer_analintruder.jpg but when we opened it it was just a picture of the Xbox One.

    Or there could be info on the security used on the system making mod chips available day 1... or making them redesign the whole security system, pushing back release date beyond christmas and giving ps4 the early lead?? now they would both hurt microsoft... alot!

      One thing rich people hate the most is having money taken out of their pockets. That pisses them off no end.

      Last edited 27/05/13 5:23 pm

    You'll just dig your own grave that little bit deeper by spilling the beans dude. You're treading on some powerful toes. I'm surprised his lawyer didn't seriously advise him against doing this. Part of what makes a court go lenient on you is showing remorse for your actions, not stirring up even more shit than you already have. I certainly hope you've got some prime grade quality dirt.

    How can someone with that many brains be so stupid, Play ball with the lawwwww. Good luck mate.

    Last edited 27/05/13 5:16 pm

    Shit this dude was in WA I never knew. The FBI probably already did the property handover so those kits are long gone :(

    I fell like this is a character created by you guys that you use to generate hits. How come he only contacts gizmodo and kotaku?

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