Ubisoft is suing a teenage hacker who sold ‘hundreds of thousands of dollars’ of Rainbow Six Siege cheats through his own site, thereby causing ‘massive and irreparable harm’ to Ubisoft and its intellectual property (via Polygon).
The site currently states it ‘will be ceasing operations as of October 24th, 2019’, but the lawsuit claimed that it had the ‘Budget Edition Rainbow Six Siege Cheat’ available for purchase up until recently. As a daily or monthly subscription service, the software would increase damage done, increase the field of view, and show areas of the environment that would otherwise be inaccessible. Ubisoft also stated that JVL had ‘bragged to the media that his Cheating Software ruins R6S for other players’, and that it has paid out ‘enormous sums of money (and vast amounts of time) attempting to remediate the damage.’
Ten other defendants are mentioned and many of those are being sued under their Discord usernames. In reparations for the fiscal and intellectual harm done to Rainbow Six Siege, Ubisoft has requested the court for $25,000 per violation and for MizuSoft to be dissolved. Furthermore, Ubisoft is undertaking legal action against Rainbow Six Siege DDoS attackers, as well as banning the ‘worst offenders’ from the game for ever.
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