15 Hack Developers on PUBG have been arrested and fined $5.1 Million Dollars.

Hackers are a plague on gaming and a bonified cancer for competitive communities. It’s always good for the soul to hear about their capture and punishment. Chinese PUBG hackers were in for a shock as they were raided and arrested for hacking the game and creating malware to capture player’s personal data as well.

Via the PUBG Steam Page:

“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 30mil 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.”

Hackers can quickly destroy the games they attack by making the playerbase abandon the title. PUBG Corp has issued software and investigations due to that risk in the past but when the hackers stepped into the realm of attempted identity theft it was time to co-ordinate with the Chinese Government for some justice.

“We’ll continue to crack down on hacking/cheating programs (and their creators) until our players are free to battle it out in a totally fair environment.” – PUBG Corp

Keep up the fight guys!