The world’s largest ‘video game cheating operation that made £ 55 million selling hacks for games like Call Of Duty is smashed by Chinese police
- The so-called Chicken Drumstick ring featured gaming cheats all over the world
- Gamers paid up to £ 145 a month to access the specially designed hacks
- Chinese police say they broke the ring and seized belongings, including luxury cars
Chinese police have busted what they believe is the world’s largest video game cheat operation, making £ 55 million selling cheats to customers.
The so-called Chicken Drumstick ring had a website with hacks for games, including Call of Duty and Overwatch, BBC news reported.
Gamers paid subscription fees from around £ 7 per day and up to £ 145 per month for access to the specially designed cheats, it is claimed.
Police say they have arrested ten people and seized a wealth of expensive Chicken Drumstick assets, including several luxury sports cars.
Luxury sports cars were among the expensive assets seized by Chinese police from what they believe was the world’s largest video game cheating ring
Ten people were arrested and approximately £ 33 million of assets seized from the organization that developed video game hacks and sold them to customers
Some £ 33 million in assets were reportedly seized, while 17 of the games cheats would have become unusable.
Police described it as the ‘biggest’ cheat ring in the world due to the huge sums of money the cheat outfit made in revenue of around £ 55 million.
Chinese police in Kunshan, near Shanghai, have destroyed the ring in collaboration with tech giant Tencent, reports said.
Gaming firms have taken a tougher line with cheats in recent years with the rise of online tournaments where players can potentially win millions.
The so-called Chicken Drumstick ring had a website with hacks for games, including Call of Duty (pictured) and Overwatch, reports said.
Some game developers have offered hackers thousands of dollars to find vulnerabilities in their software (stock photo)
According to Tencent, the Chinese video game cheating industry was worth a whopping £ 213 million last year.
Other titles subject to advanced hacking operations include League of Legends and Peacekeeper Elite, the Chinese version of PUBG Mobile.
Rogue online gamers have also used code to crush competitors playing Fortnite, the game’s creator claimed in a series of lawsuits in 2017.
Last year, US-based Riot Games offered hackers up to £ 73,000 to find vulnerabilities in anti-cheat software used in the game Valorant.
Nintendo had previously offered up to £ 14,500 to those who found weaknesses in its defense, while Rockstar Games had a £ 7,200 bounty.