Ubisoft is suing Rainbow Six Siege hackers selling cheats

Ubisoft is clamping down on Rainbow Six Siege hackers, filing a lawsuit against a company selling a cheat enabling service.

The lawsuit – which you can read in here – was filed on October 23rd against MizuSoft, an online business offering players Siege hacks. It opens with the following statement:

Ubisoft seeks to protect its valuable intellectual property from beingunfairly and unlawfully exploited by a group of unscrupulous hackers and profiteers who seek to harm Ubisoft’s games, and R6S in particular, for their own personal financial benefit.

According to the publisher, MizuSoft’s hacks have allowed buyers to pay for perks such as increased damage output and enhanced visibility. The major rub for Ubisoft here is that many cheaters have been getting away with their dastardly deeds, completely undetected.

MizuSoft had been selling a product titled “Budget Edition Rainbow Six Siege Cheat” which it has been selling for approximately $13 a day or $77 a month.

Ubisoft claims that the operators of MizuSoft are in violation of copyright while also “trafficking in circumvention devices” and assisting players in breaching the game’s code of conduct.

One of the operators named “JVL” runs the MizuSoft website and is also listed as a minor living in the Netherlands. It’s said in the lawsuit that he and his associates have banked thousands of dollars by flogging their cheats, processing the money via a business belonging to JVL’s mother.

Last month, JVL appeared in video report released by the BBC and can be heard bragging about the amount of money he makes – sometimes £1,500 a week.

Needless to say, this has been a major issue for Rainbow Six Siege and one that became more noticeable with the start of its latest in game season, Operation Ember Rise.

On one hand, it’s had an extremely negative effect on the competitive community and Siege’s ranked play scene. Meanwhile, Ubisoft has been playing cat and mouse with hackers, funnelling time and money into tracking them as well as outfitting Siege to help protect against future violations.

It will be interesting to see what impact this lawsuit has and whether other groups will rise up to replace MizuSoft, offering cheaters another alternative.

Source: Polygon

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