Rockstar and Take-Two Get a Search and Seizure Warrant Against Hackers

Rockstar and Take-Two Get a Search and Seizure Warrant Against Hackers

Taking anti-cheat to the next level.

pocru by pocru on Oct 19, 2018 @ 05:31 AM (Staff Bios)
Comment(s)
So PUBG made headlines recently when it was discovered they had banned an unprecedented number of hackers and cheaters, and soon afterward, Fortnite one-upped them by buying an entire company that focused on anti-cheating software. But if you thought those were strong reactions to hacking and cheats, then you’ll be surprised to learn that they’ve both been upshown by none other than Rockstar and Take-Two, who are so sick of one specific hacking tool that’s plaguing GTA online that they’ve actually gotten a search and seizure warrant.

Yeah. This crap just got real.

So the mod in question, called Infamous, distributes cheats at $40, and these cheats give the player an unprecedented amount of control in the game, from infinitely spawning money, weapons, items and health, to teleporting and just… instantly killing anyone they don’t happen to like. It kind of breaks the game, and Rockstar is taking no prisoners.

The Australian Federal Court has already frozen the assets of the five hackers who developed the tool, preventing them from withdrawing any money from their accounts save necessary living expenses. And now, the police can actually bust into their homes and grab anything from their homes that could potentially cause Rockstar more damage, and prove useful in their inevitable lawsuit.

Which is an extreme measure, but then, the Infamous hack was a rather extreme tool, one that could shut down an entire server if the player who used it was enough of a jerk. In the past, Take-Two has gotten in trouble for trying to shut down GTA mods, which got so bad even Rockstar tried to intervene, but I don’t think anyone who matters is going to complain much when this bad boy is finally shut down for good.

Still, the court case is pending, and it’ll probably be a long time before it’s finished.

Comments

Comment on this Article in our Forum

More GamerzUnite News

Fans Rebuilt Sonic '06 In the Unity Engine for PC

Fans Rebuilt Sonic '06 In the Unity Engine for PC

You can appreciate their dedication, at least.

April 22 @ 10:01 AM
Mortal Kombat 11 Will NOT Be Sold in Japan Due To Violence

Mortal Kombat 11 Will NOT Be Sold in Japan Due To Violence

Silence by the developer and publisher.

April 22 @ 09:31 AM
China Changes Rules and Regulations on Local Game Publishing

China Changes Rules and Regulations on Local Game Publishing

Will start accepting new applications soon.

April 22 @ 07:56 AM
April 22 @ 01:46 AM
April 22 @ 01:20 AM
Join GamerzUnite and Unite with other Gamerz.
A Piece of Our Mind

The Five Biggest and Best Eggs in Video Games

Fire Emblem Heroes is Kind of the Best Fire Emblem Game?

Epic Game Store vs Steam Part 3: The War of Exclusives

Why We Need Animal Crossing So Badly

Outward: A Canvas for Imagination