PUBG Corp. has been doing everything it can to protect the game from cheaters and hackers. However, it is an everlasting fight but currently, it seems devs do have an upper hand in the battle. Not only do they release daily 25MB updates to keep hackers on their toes, 15 major suspects have been arrested for allegedly creating PUBG hacks.
The developers shared a statement provided by the authorities that made the arrest.
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
After investigating the issue, it was also confirmed that hacks are extracting information from your PCs. This means that you are not only using an illegal hack but also putting your personal information at risk. Those using PUBG hacks should reconsider their actions.
PUBG Corp. made it clear that they will keep cracking down on hackers. Actions range from arrests and releasing updates to secure the game.
Only time will tell how much different these arrests will make. Most hackers are China-based so region-locking them may also help greatly.
PUBG is now available on PC and Xbox One.