Chinese police arrest 4 people for selling Dota 2 Hacks

Vignesh Raghuram

8th, Sep, 2019

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 Raghuram 

Vignesh is one of AFK Gaming’s most experienced writers, having written over a thousand articles for the website over the last three years. Although his primary focus has always been Dota 2, his experience in esports also includes expertise in CS:GO and mobile esports titles.


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