PUBG (PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds) Corp. announced the arrest of 15 hackers in China who were accused of developing, selling, promoting, and using unauthorised hacking/cheating programs on the platform.
“On 25 April, 15 suspects were arrested for developing and selling hacking/cheating programs that affect PUBG,” PUBG Corp said in an 27 April STEAM community blog post. “It was confirmed that malicious code, including Trojan horse software, was included in some of these programs and was used to steal user information.”
The arrests confirm a longstanding rumour that threat actors were using malware to cheat and extract information from users.
One of the hacking programs that were distributed was a Chinese backdoor known as the Huigezi Trojan horse that was used to control a users' PC, scan their data, and illegally extract information. In response to the crackdown on cheating, PUBG Corp. said it is upgrading its security measures, improving its anti-cheat solutions and is adding new ones.