In just under a week, an internet investigation firm has tracked down the pirate who uploaded Activision’s pampered machine gun-toting toddler Modern Warfare 2 onto the internet. While it probably won’t make the slightest dent in the pirate community, it’s still satisfying to note that justice was served. As much as Activision milks its products, we doubt that theft will encourage them to implement a zombie co-op mode.
Find out how IP Cybercrime, the brains behind the arrest, tracked the pirate down after the jump.
Apparently, Activision Blizzard was notified to the possibility of piracy when an advertisement on Craigslist was put up for an Xbox 360 that came with their new, unreleased game. Good ol’ Activision then appointed IP Cybercrime to do some sneaky business with the sellers who were offering the item. Getting right to the point, the pirate admitted to stealing a crate filled with the X360/Modern Warfare 2 bundle from a store one of the pirates worked at.
He ripped the game on Halloween, uploaded it onto the Internet, and there it went. IP Cybercrime’s investigation adventure saw them trekking through Xbox360iso.com, Facebook, multiple phone calls, iOffer.com and the pirate’s father’s business address. For a week’s worth of pirate-searching, they did a fine job. The situation should serve as a reminder that you’re never really too safe pirating on the Internet, no matter how far across the world you are.
Christian Del Amo, the not-so-proud pirate, has been arrested as evidenced here.
Source: Venture Beat