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15 suspects arrested for PUBG hacking

PUBG Developer Bluehole has confirmed that fifteen people have been arrested in China, in connection with hacking PUBG.

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PUBG Developer Bluehole has confirmed that fifteen people have been arrested in China, in connection with hacking PUBG.

Bluehole released a statement on Steam, saying:

“As you all now know, we’ve been doing everything possible to root out cheating from PUBG. The ultimate goal is to create an environment for players that’s completely safe from hackers and cheaters.”

The developer then went on to explain the measures gone to combat cheating in PUBG:

“We’ve upgraded our security measures, improved our anti-cheat solutions, and recently even added a new anti-cheat solution on top of all that.

 

“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.”

As a direct result of Bluehole’s working with authorities, arrests have been made:

“Earlier this month, on April 25th, 15 suspects were arrested for developing and selling hacking/cheating programs that affect PUBG. It was confirmed that malicious code, including Trojan horse software, was included in some of these programs and was used to steal user information.”

Bluehole has been outspoken, over the last few months, on its efforts to combat cheating and hacking in PUBG. These arrests are the biggest action taken so far.


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