15 arrested in connection with PUBG cheating programs



Writing in a Steam post, Bluehole said that fifteen people are suspected for creating and selling hacking programs affecting popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. All have been arrested and fined with a total of $5.1m, developer Bluehole has confirmed. Other accused are still being investigated, and that in the cases for those arrested, cheating programs included some kind of malicious code designed to steal user information. 

Here is the statement from local authorities regarding this case: "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 30m RNB ($5.1m USD). Other suspects related to this case are still being investigated.

"Some hack programs that are being distributed through the internet include 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.”

I can't find any currency that has the abbreviation RNB, so I presume it's actually supposed to be RMB, the abbreviation for renminbi, which is the official currency of China—the conversion is roughly right. It's not clear whether all the arrests were made in one country or not.

"We’ll continue to crack down on hacking/cheating programs, until our players are free to battle it out in a totally fair environment," Bluehole added.


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