Microsoft says that it had no involvement in the raid of an Australian man who sold a Durango development kit on EBay. The Australian man known only as "SuperDaE" was raided last week for acquiring and selling a Durango development kit. Durango is the code-name for the next Xbox system from Microsoft. Today we learn that Microsoft is denying any involvement in the raid. The company issued the following statement:
"Microsoft did not initiate this FBI investigation with this individual, as has been asserted in some of the articles in the media," the company said. "We take security very seriously and have no evidence of any compromise of our corporate network. We have no further comment on this matter."
But a report on The Tech Game contradicts that statement. It obtained a copy of a search warrant , which has been verified as authentic by Australian police. That warrant clearly lists Microsoft's name on it as a party. Further, SuperDaE claims that he "was met by a Microsoft intellectual property official in recent months" and that he obtained the Durango test kit by hacking into the Xbox Developer Program website, creating a fake account and ordering the unit.