German Police Raid Hacker’s Home

As seen from Simon Parkin’s engaging chronicle about “The Boy Who Stole Half-Life 2“, German cops are really into turning up at the end of your bed in the dead of night while pointing their Sig Sauer P6s in your general, sleepy direction. Only if you’ve got an unhealthy penchant for hacking, of course.


According to a hacker on PSX-scene, the covert coder claims:

“Guys, SONY was today at my home with police and got all my stuff and accounts. So be careful from now on.”

The thought of Sony Special Agents accompanying the Stadtpolizei on a house raid is pretty incredulous. That said, it does look like the electronics giant is stepping up their assault on hackers both electronically and, it seems, in person.

As a retort, the hacker in question released his “”Hypervisor Bible” – a compendium of tools, tricks and secrets to assist others in continuing on the “cause.”

As always, TheSixthAxis not only frowns upon piracy and other forms of illegal activity, but we even grimace and grunt toward it, too.

Source: PSX-Scene



  1. Rise und shine, ja?

    • first read it as “rinse and shine”. some sort of german shampoo? ;)

  2. For some reason I’m envisioning something like the thought police, only it’s Sony. Great to see them cracking down on hackers.

  3. All your base are belong to us.

  4. Sony’s bringing the bread and coffee in the morning, with a side order of sweet sweet justice.

  5. Good.

  6. Nice! Oh, and “The boy who stole Half-Life 2” is a really interesting story, highly recommended.

  7. I would have paid the German police vast sums of money if they’d broken into his house all looking like Herr Flick.

  8. Forget the police, get Kratos round there. That would soon sort them out!!!

  9. Hacking and piracy are 2 different things…

    • Hacking enables piracy.

      • And fertilizer enables terrorism. What was your point?

  10. I’m not into racial stereotypes, but I can’t resist..

    “For you, ze (hacking) war is over!” :-)

    • If Allo, Allo, Allo, is not racist, so this isn’t ;)

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