Fifteen people have been arrested for developing and selling PUBG cheating software, according to an update from PUBG Corp.
PUBG Corp is not only developing new anti cheating measures but also it is working with local judicial authorities in countries where hacking games is illegal and it succeeded earlier this week by arresting 15 suspects in China for developing cheating software for PUBG.
Via PUBG. Corp’s update on Steam, here is a translated version of information they were given by the local authorities they worked with on thecase:
15 major suspects including “OMG”, “FL”, “火狐”, “须弥” and “炎黄” were arrested for developing hack programs,hosting marketplaces for hack programs, and brokering transactions. Currently the suspects have been fined approximately 30 mil RNB ($5.1mil USD). Other suspects related to this case are still being investigated.
Some hack programs that are being distributed through the internet includes a Huigezi Trojan horse* (Chinese backdoor) virus. It was proven that hack developers used this virus to control users’ PC, scan their data, and extract information illegally.
The Chinese police said it was proven that hack developers used the Heybox virus to “control a user’s PC, scan their data, and extract information,” by illegal means.
“The longstanding rumor that hacking/cheating programs extract information from users’ PCs has been confirmed to be true,” said PUBG Corp.
“Using illegal programs not only disrupts others, but can end up with you handing over your personal information.”
“We take cheating extremely seriously,” they write. “Developing, selling, promoting, or using unauthorized hacking/cheating programs isn’t just unfair for others playing PUBG—in many places, it’s also against the law.”
You can read the entire post through the PUBG Steam page.