Ars Technica is reporting that the anonymous source that tried to sell an alleged Microsoft "Durango" development kit via EBay claims that he has been raided by the FBI and local law enforcement. Oops, that's what happens when you try to sell something you probably shouldn't on EBay. But beyond that, he leaked information about the new system ahead of Microsoft's official announcement which is expected to happen later this year. This it seems, is what really earned him a visit from the FBI and likely a quick ride in the party van.
The source known as SuperDaE tweeted this morning that the FBI visited him:
Police raided me.— Dan (@superDaE) February 19, 2013
Later - in response to someone - he tweeted that one FBI agent and 7 - 8 police officers gave him a home inspection:
@benpeace91 Because its a laughing matter to have an FBI agent and 7-8 POLICE in your house.— Dan (@superDaE) February 19, 2013
Of course, there's no way to independently confirm if this story is true and there are some odd discrepancies about his alleged current location (Raleigh, NC) and where the eBay auction post points to (Perth, Australia). That Durango development kit sold for over AUD$50,000 on EBay.
Source: Ars Technica