Remember when we reported on the 14 year old hacker that was supposedly hired or working with Microsoft? Microsoft has made a statement about the article’s original source, an Irish news site which may have completely lied about the entire ordeal. It did sound too good to be true, but it also could have actually happened nowadays. Originally it was said that Paul Rellis was collaborating with the Call of Duty hacker:
Paul Rellis delivered his key note address during Bank of Ireland Business Week. Rellis revealed that Microsoft planned to work with the Dublin teenager to develop his talent for legitimate purposes.
The comments attributed to Microsoft Ireland’s Managing Director Mr. Paul Rellis, when speaking at a business event last week, are inaccurate. He never said anything close to what is being reported in some Irish media. Mr. Rellis was commenting on various developers and hobbyists using drivers that allow other devices to display the raw data output from Kinect for Xbox 360 sensors. Microsoft can also confirm that the company has not offered to mentor a 14-year-old from Tallaght who purportedly was related to a phishing scheme.
Well the Irish site probably came out pretty good with the hoax just sad that it wasn’t true.
Update by: Gizmodo