Web Desk. Cheat versions of video games and code makers in China have captured the world’s largest video game-cheat operation. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the operation was carried out jointly by the Chinese police and the video gaming company “Tencent”.
The arrested gang hackers were making and selling cheat codes for hundreds of popular games, including Overwatch and Call of Duty Mobile, and have so far made a whopping 76 million USD from the scam.
Police have arrested 10 hackers and seized 46 USD million in assets, including several luxury cars. The gang called the operation “Chicken Drumstick” and set up a website through which they were selling their “Cheat Codes” in hundreds of countries.
They received a subscription fee for these codes ranging from 10 USD a day to 200 USD a month. The gang was operating from Kunshan city in Jiangsu Province, China. It should be noted that the use of chat codes in video games has become a very lucrative business nowadays.
Hackers around the world are professionally developing video game cheat codes and selling them to video game players. These cheat codes are such that video game players increase the game’s capabilities. Video gamers have also been found to use these cheat codes in professional competitions.