Denuvo DRM started to face problems when crackers figured out how to bypass it and crack video games that were using it. Now Denuvo has taken a legal action against the popular video game cracker, Voksi, which resulted in the arrest of the aforementioned video game cracker.
Voksi took it to CrackWatch, a subreddit dedicated to cracked games, Voksi explained the sudden outage of his website.
According to Voksi, police has raided his house for his equipment following the complaint filed by Irdeto, the company that bought Denuvo earlier this year.
It finally happened. “I can’t say it wasn’t expected. Denuvo filed a case against me to the Bulgarian authorities. Police came yesterday and took the server PC and my personal PC. I had to go to the police afterwards and explain myself.
Voksi further posted that he has contacted Denuvo and offered them a peaceful resolution for the situation.
However, the company has noted that the prosecutor will be the one making the final decision.
He further added that he won’t be able to do what he did anymore.
Sadly, I won’t be able to do what I did anymore. I did what I did for you guys and of course because bloated software in our games shouldn’t be allowed at all. Maybe someone else can continue my fight. It’s bullshit guys, I know, but that’s how the world is run nowdays. By evil.
In a statement to Kotaku, Denuvo noted that Voksi’s arrest came as a result of the combined efforts Bulgarian Cybercrime Unit and the company.
The swift action of the Bulgarian police on this matter shows the power of collaboration between law enforcement and technology providers and that piracy is a serious offense that will be acted upon.
The statement from the company also included remarks from Bulgarian Cybercrime Unit.
According to Bulgarian Cybercrime Unit, “a 21-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of offenses related to cybercrime and that computing equipment was confiscated. Our investigations are ongoing.”
The legal action from Denuvo came after a number of PC games being cracked that were using the Denuvo DRM as a protection. A most notable game that was cracked is Assassin’s Creed origins, which used two DRMs.
Aside from the obvious piracy of video games, the cracks for the Denuvo DRM also exist as many games and crackers believe that DRM causes for the game’s performance to drop.
Even Tekken 7’s game director admitted that Tekken 7 PC performance was affected by Denuvo.