I know what these workers did was morally reprehensible, but I can’t help but feel there was personal troubles, bureaucracy and management issues that prompted this.
I guess the moral of this seems to be "Be careful in managing and dealing with your workers when they have access to over $1 million of company assets"
Then again, I’m sure there were plenty of workers that didn’t take part of this and now have their hard work probably going to someone who won’t appreciate what they did or pay them back for it.
Anyway, what’s the Japanese company going to do with this code? I know it can be hard to determine the source code used in a compiled game but even so, wouldn’t the Japanese company risk serious copyright violations if they used the code? Or am I missing something?