Sales of cheats for Overwatch is obviously a real gold mine. A developer from South Korea this business idea has now but undoing.Sales of cheats for Overwatch is obviously a real gold mine. A developer from South Korea this business idea has now but undoing.

$ 140,000 has more or less indirectly earned on online team shooter Overwatch a 17-year-old from South Korea. Initially sounds like a decent performance - were it not for a bigger catch: The revenue he generated from the sale of hacks and cheats for the Blizzard game. And for now he is in prison.

At any rate, reported the South Korean website Daum. Translated has the article a user of the social news aggregator Reddit. According to the report of the arrested hacker has dropped out of school after the middle maturity to fully the Cheat Development to devote. His idol: The loose hacker collective Anonymous.

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then his hacking services he offered then on for between 70 and 100 US dollars. More than 1,000 different buyers should alone have bought software for Overwatch.

The problem with this quite lucrative business idea: In South Korea, the production and distribution of cheats is punishable in December 2016th It could face up to five years' imprisonment or a maximum of 40,000 euro fine.

While national approach will cheat developers quite a novelty, is to video game companies hit around with appropriate providers for quite some time. Last came to Blizzard and Boss Country on trial in the hair. Meanwhile, the German cheat developer was sentenced to a penalty million - but he does not want to pay.

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