Fifteen individuals suspected of developing and selling hacker programs affecting PlayerUnknown's battlefields were arrested and fined $ 5.1
In a Steam post, Bluehole said that further suspects are still under investigation and that in the cases of those arrested, fraudulent programs contained malicious code intended to steal user information.
Local authorities working on the case, translated via Bluehole, said: "Fifteen prime suspects including" OMG "," FL "," 火狐 "," 须弥 "and" 炎黄 "were arrested to develop and implement hacker programs Host marketplaces for hacker programs and brokerage transactions Currently, the suspects have been exposed to about RNB 30 million (US $ 5.1 million) and other suspects are under investigation.
"Some hacking programs , which are distributed via the Internet, are: a Huigezi Trojan horse (Chinese backdoor) virus. It has been proven that hack developers use this virus to control the user's PC, scan their data, and extract information illegally. "
I can not find a currency with the abbreviation RNB, so I suppose it's actually RMB, the abbreviation for Renminbi, the official currency of China – the conversion is about right, it's not clear if all the arrests in a country or not.
"We will continue to crack hacking / cheating programs until our players can fight in a fair-minded environment," added Bluehole.