It was a rather peaceful day in the world of EVE.
Ratters happily uncloaked and went searching for a few vessels to destroy. Pirates were eagerly tracking down their prey. Miners were digging into asteroids and hauling their goods back to station. Just when you thought it was safe to log in and join your fellow capsule pilots in a quest for money and power, news reached us that the source code for EVE
had been stolen. The code has now made an appearance in the form of a torrent on a few notorious websites. Luckily for us, in space, no one can hear CCP
The anonymous soul behind the theft supposedly flaunted the achievement to a CCP employee. If this is the case, sad memories of stolen lunch money and taunting bullies come to mind. As they brace to control the impact of the theft, CCP has stocked up on turret ammunition and kicked in the afterburners. They are reportedly seeding the stolen source code
in an attempt to ban anyone downloading the file who also maintains an EVE
account. This merciless tactic comes as quite a shock and some claim that this is a classic example of overreaction. In addition to this, users on the EVE forums
who even mention the torrent are having their posts edited and locked or simply deleted. Bans are flying around the forums and EVE
players are warned to do their best to avoid a collision. Keep an eye out for more details as they arise.