We all know very well that Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, also known by the acronym PUBG, is the most played game on Steam. It reaches 2 million simultaneous players every day and, due to its popularity, is a constant target of cheaters or hackers. But, according to the latest reports, recently 15 PUBG hackers were arrested and fined $ 5.1 million.
15 Computer Hackers Arrested And Fined $ 5.1 Million
Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, also known by the acronym PUBG, is the most played game on Steam. It reaches 2 million simultaneous players every day and, due to its popularity, is a constant target of cheaters or hackers.
A press release from game creator PUBG Corp. in the Steam community is expected to slow hacking activity. The company said 15 suspects were arrested in China for “developing hacking programs, hosting such programs, and negotiating deals.” They were fined $ 5.1 million.
The investigation, conducted jointly with Chinese officials, showed that some cheat programs were accompanied by a virus that allowed hackers to incorrectly collect information from users’ computers. That is, anyone who has used a cheating program has had their personal information breached.
The game, also available for Android and iOS, puts up to 100 people on an island to reach a random location. They would have to search for weapons, vehicles and equipment to survive and achieve this goal.
Very popular, PUBG banned over a million people in January. It has also received updates in recent months to prevent hackers; the last one was in February and promised to scan user’s computer files and not to start the game if any third party program affected the game. The anti-cheat tool also acted on other non-malicious programs, such as audio or video recorders.
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