Part of Half Life 2 Source Stolen

Vivendi Universal announced today that Half Life 2 won’t be released for the holidays ’03 ’cause a third of the source code had been stolen by hackers. Apparently a hacker managed to “introduce software” via the company’s email system that enabled the theft.

Two questions spring to mind: 1) Ah…no back-up copy? and 2) who the hell at a game company would be stupid enough to open an attached executable that could suck away part of such an important product’s source code? (assuming that’s what happened).