“15 major suspects including ‘OMG’, ‘FL’, ‘??’, ‘??’ and ‘??’ 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.