Arrests Total 141 From The 'PUBG' Hacking Scandal

Yesterday, we picked up on the arrests the Chinese government had made for PUBG hacking, but now we've got even more information and images to illustrate exactly what went on.

Back in January this year, there were 120 people arrested for their involvement in producing cheat codes for PUBG. Since then, the official Chinese website for the game reported that the total has risen to a whopping 141, and it looks as if the police are really cracking down on it.

Credit: Pubg.qq
Credit: Pubg.qq

Exp.qq said that over 200 pieces of equipment, ranging from computers to phones, have been confiscated by authorities and used as evidence.

The hackers in question were also alleged to have implemented a Trojan virus into their cheats, which was confirmed by PUBG, that stole the personal information of anyone who used it.

Credit: Pubg.qq
Credit: Pubg.qq

The local police only released these pictures with one aim in mind, which Kotaku reckons is to scare off anyone else who might be developing their own cheats.

This kind of video game hacking is obviously a lot more serious than most, but I guess that's the risk you take when you download some dodgy exploit from the Internet.

Credit: Pubg.qq
Credit: Pubg.qq

Have you ever seen hacking in PUBG? Popular Twitch streamer Shroud said his one match with a hacker was his best ever game, but then got banned for a month. Is it worth it? Let us know.

Featured Image Credit: Pubg.qq

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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