In a Steam post, Bluehole revealed that 15 people have been arrested in connection to cheating programs for their wildly popular Battle Royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Those who were arrested connect to cheating programs that had malicious code designed to steal user information
“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.”
These fifteen people have a collected $5.1 million in fines and more people are currently under investigation.