Yes they did
Popular battle royale game PUBG has faced serious issues recently with cheaters manipulating the game for illegal means. According to an article released by pubg.qq, in China, there’s a ring of hackers that had been creating a series of apps to allow the hacker to access a PC user’s personal information through a trojan virus. Done correctly this would let the hacker obtain tens to thousands of yuan (Chinese Currency) from the player without them realizing it.
Well PUBG developer Tencent had been working closely with the Chinese police to bring down the hackers. Since January there were 120 arrests made with 15 hackers added on top of that in April with a total of 141 arrests so far. In the span of four days, the authorities seized over 200 computers and mobile devices during the arrest.
“We’ve upgraded our security measures, improved our anti-cheat solutions, and recently even added a new anti-cheat solution on top of all that,” said PUBG Corp. in a statement regarding the April arrests. “In the meantime, we’ve also been continuously gathering information on hack developers (and sellers) and have been working extensively with multiple partners and judicial authorities to bring these people to justice.”
Though this feels like a step in the right direction in preventing hackers from abusing titles to their liking. Others at PUBG feel doubtful that this will resolve the issue altogether. Allen Zheng of Wechat fame from the Tencent team was asked on the subject in an article by Bloomberg whether he thinks this will come to an end anytime soon.
“It’s a never-ending battle. You come up with something effective today, but encounter something completely different the next day.”
While at the same time Allen is right to that there will always be a larger threat posing your creation yet there should be some victory to take in knowing that safety measures have numbered up to counter those who would try to break the system.