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Chinese police arrest 4 people for selling Dota 2 Hacks

Vignesh Raghuram
8/Sep/2019 02:58 am

Dota 2 Hacks are steadily seeing a resurgence, over the course of the last few weeks. Multiple players and streamers including Mihai "canceL" Antonio and Nikolay "Nikobaby" Nikolov have encountered hacking/cheating in their games.


So it was a welcome surprise to see Chinese authorities arrest 4 people for their roles in making and selling these hacks.


Source: Shenzheng Cyber Police Weibo


According to reports, these four individuals have earned nearly 1 Million Yuan (~$140,000 USD) from Dota 2 hacks.



This is not the first instance of China arresting Hackers for developing cheats/exploits in video games. Earlier this year, PUBG Corp. announced that “15 suspects were arrested for developing and selling hacking/cheating programs that affect PUBG.”

Perhaps this move will deter hackers from developing such exploits.



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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.