Tencent helps bust “world’s biggest” cheating operation

first_imgTencent helps bust “world’s biggest” cheating operationThe Chinese police seized $46 million worth of assets, including luxury carsMarie DealessandriAcademy WriterWednesday 31st March 2021Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleTencentTencent collaborated with the Chinese police to bust a games cheating ring that was considered the “world’s biggest.”According to the BBC, the organisation focused on various games including Overwatch and Call of Duty Mobile, charging a subscription fee to its users worldwide for access to cheats. Prices ranged from $10 a day to $200 a month. Related Jobs3D Artist – Mobile Studio – Midlands UK & Europe Big PlanetProducer Indie Game Studio France UK & Europe Big PlanetSenior C++ Unreal Programmer – PC and Console Studio – Austria South East Big PlanetDiscover more jobs in games It is believed that the gang made $76 million in revenue. The Kushan police seized $46 million worth of assets, including luxury cars, in a busting operation nicknamed “Chicken Drumstick.” The authorities destroyed 17 cheats, and arrested ten people across several locations, including one of the leaders of the gang. He was apprehended mid-January in Changsha, the capital city of the province of Hunan, it was reported on Weibo. It’s unclear what exactly Tencent’s role was in the situation, though the Weibo post mentions that the team behind the company’s “Guardian Plan,” which aims at preventing cybercrime, was thanked during the press conference reporting the operation. Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesTencent in talks with US Committee to retain Epic and Riot stakesThe CFIUS is investigating whether user data handled by the two studios could constitute a “national security risk” because they are Chinese-ownedBy Marie Dealessandri 5 days agoTencent’s Timi Studios reportedly earned $10bn in 2020The Honor of Kings studio is the world’s biggest developer, Reuters reportedBy Marie Dealessandri A month agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more