The PUBG Corp. revealed by the Steam Community that 15 hackers suspected of breaching software in PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds were arrested by Chinese police on April 25, which are being fined approximately 30 million yuan, equivalent to R $ 16.7 million in the current Chinese currency quote.
“15 major suspects including ‘OMG’, ‘FL’, ‘火狐’, ‘须弥’ and ‘炎黄’ were arrested for developing programs, hosting markets for hacking programs, and negotiating deals,” said a report translated by the company. “At the moment the suspects were fined approximately 30 million yuan renminbi ($ 5.1 million). Other suspects related to this case are still being investigated. “
According to PUBG Corp., these programs were also used to steal user data.
“We take cheating very seriously. Developing, selling, promoting or using unauthorized hacking/cheating programs is not only unfair to other players playing PUBG – in several places, it is also against the law. “
The company said it has also upgraded its security and cheat detection systems to punish violators more quickly and effectively.
“We will continue to end hacking/cheating programming (and their creators) until our players are free to duel in a totally fair environment.”
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available for both PC and Xbox One.