Man responsible for Durango leak raided by the FBI

Perhaps trying to sell Microsoft secrets on eBay wasn't such a great idea after all.

The man responsible for several leaks on Microsoft's upcoming console, codenamed Durango, has had his home raided by the Australian police and an FBI agent.

I imagine the best part of being an FBI agent is flashing your badge.

Dan "SuperDaE" Henry is best known for auctioning off a Durango prototype on eBay, where it sold for a whopping $20,000 - even though it doesn't appear that the transaction ever took place. "It was mostly publicity anyway, no one thought the eBay auctions would ever sell, and they never did," tweeted SuperDaE.

He also supplied over 20 documents about Durango to Kotaku recently - something he assures his followers he "never made a financial gain from."

At any rate, SuperDaE tweeted that the police and an FBI agent raided his home and he even supplied The Tech Game with a copy of his warrant, which listed Microsoft, PayPal, and eBay as those filing charges against him. Microsoft's involvement adds credence to the rumours that what SuperDaE has is in fact the real deal.

Allegedly, SuperDaE could be looking at 20+ years in prison with a possible consecutive life sentence if convicted.

A spokesperson for the West Australian Police refused to discuss the case with The Verge, but noted that "if he wants to tell the world that Police have been investigating him over stolen property that is his choice."

According to SuperDaE, "This raid was a result from the Aussie police kissing America's ass."

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