The Game Rating and Administration Committee and the Busan Police Department arrested three online game hack providers who allegedly made $356,000 over the last year selling their program for Sudden Attack.
GRAC announced Wednesday it made the arrests with the assistance of the Busan Police Department’s Cyber Investigative division, writes Fomos’ Kim Hoon-ki. The suspects allegedly developed “aim hacks” for the First Person Shooter game Sudden Attack and made $356,000 over the course of one year, charging users a weekly subscription fee of $44.50 or a monthly fee of $89 for the service.
Aim hacks are programs used in FPS games that allow the user to freely attack their opponents without having to manually aim. This specific hack was allegedly designed to circumvent the hack detection from the game itself, and also included measures such as installing malicious code in the computers of users who utilized the hack without paying the subscription fees.
This arrest is the second since the Memorandum of Understanding last July between GRAC and the city of Busan that aimed to reduce the rampant activity of illegal online game activity.