Overwatch hackers see jail time in South Korea while competitive season 10 begins and Rialto goes live

    
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Yes, it was this bad. It was always this bad.

If there was any remaining question, let’s make sure you know that you really do not want to be an Overwatch hacker in South Korea. A group of 13 suspected hackers were investigated and arrested in conjunction with hacking the game, with one such hacker getting a two-year suspended sentence, according to MMO Culture. It may be a suspended sentence, but it’s a pretty harsh penalty for hacking the game. So, you know, just don’t do that.

Meanwhile, players elsewhere who are not getting jail time for hacking the game can enjoy the 10th season of competitive play including Brigitte and the upcoming Rialto map. As always, competitive play is unlocked at level 25 and offers players a new competitive ladder to climb and/or slide down, depending on skill and some measure of luck. If that’s your jam, it’s a new season, so it’s time to do your best.

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Grave Knight

There doesn’t seem to be enough information. Like what did they do to get such a heavy penalty? 2 years jail time, over $9k fine?

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Mewmew

Phhhff. Suspended Sentence. I hope they break the law during their probation so they actually have to serve it.

” It may be a suspended sentence, but it’s a pretty harsh penalty for hacking the game. ”

No, it really isn’t. You’re breaking the law affecting a service, costing a company money, engaging in illegal activity, affecting so many people besides yourself.

I wish we’d get over that sentimentality in the US “just for hacking a game”. It’s serious and should be treated seriously. I’d be far more happy if the penalties in the US became much harsher as well.

We’re light and lenient about it and it just continues on because it’s not thought of as that serious. The most people are worried about is losing their account they cheat on. It needs to be thought of as more than “just hacking a game” if we want to stop it. I’m sick of them screwing with my services with their illegal activity.

We’re starting to take it a little more serious here, but it’s way too slow for me. Kudos to South Korea for making moves in the right direction when it comes to punishing these people.

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Bruno Brito

Yeah…i don’t know if i want to let my anger at hackers feed into government control over the internet.

Not saying it isn’t punishable, it is. But it isn’t a easy thing to actually weight, either, given that we give a small shred of control to the top powers, and they want the rest.

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Loyheta

I’m not going to lose sleep over cheaters getting punished.

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Rolan Storm

These guys are deadly serious about their gaming.

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A Dad Supreme

OVERWATCH HACKERS SEE JAIL TIME

one such hacker getting a two-year suspended sentence… It may be a suspended sentence, but…

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Rolan Storm

Puts things into perspective, right?