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Hacker Group was sued by Pokemon Go creators

Niantic sued a hacker group who allegedly helped cheaters in their development games. Through the lawsuit, the Pokemon Go developer wants the hacker group to stop the action.

Niantic filed a lawsuit against Global ++, a hacker association that allegedly made and distributed derivative versions of the Pokemon Go and Ingress applications.

In the lawsuit filed by Niantic, it was also stated that Global ++ members like Ryan Elliot Robot Hunt, the person described by Niantic as the group leader and the main developer of unofficial applications, were also suspected.

The lawsuit also mentions 20 names called “Doe defendants,” Global ++ members that cannot be mentioned one by one.

The hacker group scheme

“Among other things, the scheme of the defendants undermined the integrity of the game’s playing experience for legitimate players, reducing the enthusiasm of Niantic players, and in some cases pushing players away from the Niantic game. Therefore, the scheme of the defendants damaged Niantic’s reputation and good intentions, and disrupted Niantic’s business, “the lawsuit said from Business Insider on Monday (6/17/2019).

In this lawsuit, Niantic is looking for a preliminary injunction, which will require Global ++ and its members to immediately stop distributing the application in question, and stop all work on reverse engineering the code for the game.

In the movement for this preliminary injunction, Niantic called the application referred to as “hacked,” and said Global ++ itself referred to them as “tweaks.” The lawsuit further accused the Global ++ group of earning money by selling subscriptions to suspected hacked applications.

“Regarding information and trust, the defendant has sold subscriptions to the Cheating Program to hundreds of thousands of users, resulting in massive profits,” said the claim.

Although Niantic calls Global ++ a hacker, this game studio shows that the user’s personal information is not compromised by the group.

Source: inews.id


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