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2K confirms sending private investigators to Borderlands streamer's house

 

Yesterday, popular Borderlands 3 YouTuber SupMatto posted a video in which he claimed that two private investigators showed up at his home and questioned him on behalf of Take-Two Interactive about leaked Borderlands 3 content on his channel. In the video, SupMatto acknowledged sharing information that hadn't been officially revealed, but said that he came by it honestly, and that it was also available elsewhere. "It's not some crafty workaround. On April 29 the official Borderlands YouTube channel posted the reveal of the Twitch extension leading into the gameplay reveal which we were all stoked about, and the names of the testing accounts were exposed in that video, as we've now learned," he says in the video.   body . hawk-widget{--trd-blue:#2f6e91;width:100%;letter-spacing:normal;}. _hawk. subtitle~.

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icon~. hawk-widget{clear:both;}@media (min-width:400px){body . buyingguide . product . hawk-widget. bg-price{float:right;width:40%;}}"This wasn't found by me, it was also posted on various platforms like Reddit and other social media—that's how it was brought to my attention—so quite a few of us decided to follow these accounts because, well, simply put, we could. "Based on that, it sounds like a fairly straightforward case of someone finding a loose thread and pulling, which is the sort of thing Gearbox tends to encourage. But 2K Games told IGN that it believes SupMatto and his followers did not simply stumble upon the information, but took advantage of a Twitch security exploit to capture screens of channel preview thumbnail that had been set to private in order to access it.

2K also revealed that it's actually been investigating him for almost a year. "Take Two and 2K take the security and confidentiality of trade secrets very seriously. The action we’ve taken is the result of a 10-month investigation and a history of this creator profiting from breaking our policies, leaking confidential information about our product, and infringing our copyright," 2K said. "The information he’s sharing about the situation [in his new video] is incomplete, and in some cases untrue. Not only were many of his actions illegal, but they were negatively impacting the experience of other content creators and our fans in anticipation for the game. "SupMatto also said that his channel was hit with seven copyright strikes the day after the stream in question, although all but one were subsequently removed, and his YouTube channel remains available. His Discord server was taken offline shortly after his encounter with the investigators, however, for allegedly being "involved in selling, promoting, or distributing cheats, hacks, or cracked accounts. " SupMatto denied any wrongdoing in his video, but…

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