Lineage III code stolen

Ex-NCsoft employees currently under investigation

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NCsoft is currently investigating the theft and sale of sensitive code from its upcoming MMO, Lineage III.

The South Korea-based developer confirmed tonext-gen.bizthat authorities looking into the theft are investigating seven former employees of the company, who allegedly played a role in selling the stolen code to a major Japanese game company.

Software was allegedly showed and possibly copied during a job interview, with police speculating that Lineage III code may have been being leaked from September 2006.

An NCsoft representative said the investigation was "ongoing," but refused to comment further.

April 30, 2007

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