Overwatch

I don’t know what it is about Korean court system, but for some reason publishers love to go there to solve their problems. One day I’m gonna crack this game.

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But for now, some news- A Korean man who reportedly made almost 2 million $ from selling a hack developed for Overwatch, has been sentenced to one year in suspension in prison and additional 2 years of probation. This is big news because previously since the laws were instituted in 2016, offenders only ever got probation sentences. This is a first jail sentence in the history of Korean courts.

Blizzard has stated continuous commitment to the goal of combating hackers in the spirit of providing fair competition. Of note is that this sentiment has garnered a lot of positive attention, generally, people are on the side of Korean courts on this one and it’s not uncommon to hear something along the lines of “this is how it should be handled here as well”.

Korea and China has a long history of taking no-nonsense whether it comes to hackers or illegal gambling. In any case, the court claims that the decision was motivated by the amount of money the hacker made. In other words it’s a deterrent for others. We’ll have to wait and see if it works.