15 people arrested and fined $5.1 million over PUBG cheats

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15 people arrested and fined $5.1 million over PUBG cheats

Speaking in its latest update regarding anti-cheat measures, Bluehole confirmed that 15 arrests have been made just last week for the production and distribution of 'hacking/cheating programs that affect PUBG, ' and were fined the equivalent of $5.1 million.

The hackers were charged due to the development and sale of hacking/cheating programs, affecting PUBG in a way that put other players at a disadvantage. The arrests happened in China where those involved were then fined approximately 30 million RNB (Chinese Renminbi), which is the equivalent of $5.1 million Dollars.

PUBG Corporation has struggled to keep up with hackers' efforts to break the game, and a patch released for the PC version in March actually did a pretty good job of breaking the game in its own right - it left many players unable to even launch the game, and the patch was eventually removed after players complained.

Programmers of malicious cheat programs that contain Trojan Horses created to steal information were arrested in China. To date, fines levied have reached $5.1M Dollars.

So far, most of the suspects appear to be from China, and were arrested for hosting cheat marketplaces, brokering transactions and developing cheats. This backdoor program used the virus to control users' PC's, scan their data, and extract information illegally. In the meantime, we've also been continuously gathering information on hack developers (and sellers) and have been working extensively with multiple partners and judicial authorities to bring these people to justice. They continued, "using illegal programs not only disrupts others, but can end up with you handing over your personal information".

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