December 2, 2016

South Korea Passes Bill to Directly Punish Hack Makers

The South Korean parliament made an amendment to a law which was passed for the promotion of the gaming industry. According to the new amendment now new additions to games or programs will be legal unless those are approved by the owner company.  Any type of aimbotters, hacking programs, scripters, or anything not allowed by the ToS will now be illegal. The penalty for such a crime will be a maximum of 5 years jail time or $43,000 in fines (50 million KRW).

Now the gaming and software companies have a direct path to safeguard their investment as they can sue the hackers directly without going through any loops. This amendment would help the industry leaders such as Riot Korea and Blizzard Korea. Blizzard Korea has been pushing back against the hackers by banning them. But now with these new tools added to the arsenal, the push back will have a wider reach and better results.

The backing of the Korean government will make a huge difference in the approach against hackery by the industry leaders. This will have a far-reaching impact on servers around the world as many of the hacks originated from Korea.

The fight is not over yet as now the hackers are using VPNs to carry on their dirty deeds.  There had been many reports about the use of Korean users utilizing VPNs in Korean PC bangs. These VPNs are utilized for the use of the aimbots. And if one hacker account is banned they can easily buy a new account on the NA server.

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