FTC Denies Involvement In Huge Xbox Leak, Blames Microsoft Instead

Update: Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley also appears to have suggested Microsoft was at fault, explaining that Microsoft provided a secure cloud link a few days ago containing files that were subsequently uploaded by the Court.

Original story: As we've been covering all day here at Pure Xbox, the "biggest leak in Xbox history" took place in the late hours of last night and early this morning, and it turns out that apparently Microsoft was behind it all along.

The leak stems from documents relating to Microsoft's dealings with the FTC over the Activision Blizzard acquisition, but a few hours ago, the FTC's director of the office of public affairs confirmed that the FTC wasn't involved in the leak:

Then, in a another statement issued to NBC News, Farrar had the following to say:

"Microsoft was responsible for the error in uploading these documents to the court."

In terms of how this leak actually occurred, Stephen Totilo from Axios has broken it all down on Twitter, explaining that various documents were posted to the U.S. District Court for California's Northern District website over the weekend as planned, but one of them accidentally included a bunch of sensitive attachments.

It was those attachments that contained all the information we've seen leaking online today, and although they've since been removed from view, the damage has already been done. Talk about a rough day at the office for Microsoft...

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[source nbcnews.com, via twitter.com]