Ubisoft Suing Hackers Over Rainbow Six Siege Cheats

By Sean Carey,
Ubisoft has entered a legal battle with a website that sells cheats for Rainbow Six Siege. Ubisoft is suing MizuSoft, (a self-proclaimed "leading cheat provider") over the alleged sale of cheating software that increases the damage inflicted by a player, widens the players field-of-view and allows the player to see areas of the battlefield that would otherwise be unseen. Ubisoft believes that this tool has been downloaded and used "thousands of times" and earning the website "thousands of dollars each month" according to a recently discovered legal document.

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In the document filed on October 23, Ubisoft says that the conduct of the cheat maker and the site owner (known as J.V.L in the lawsuit, as they are a minor) has caused harm to Ubisoft and its business interests. Ubisoft also claims that by selling cheating software the defendant has broken the law under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. Ubisoft also says that the defendants are aware of the terms of use and code of conduct that prohibits players from cheating and that they "intentionally encourage users of R6S to purchase and use the cheating software."

The MizuSoft website states that it is a "leading cheat provider" that has a "near clean detection record" and are "deadset on keeping our cheat undetected and therefore prevent your account from being banned!" At the time of writing, the website still has one Rainbow Six Siege cheat for sale. The "R6-Budget Edition" is on sale from €11.99 per day.

The filing also states that Ubisoft believes the payments made were made to another website called Simply Dan Webdesign via Stripe. The company is owned by J.V.L's mother — Ubisoft is holding her accountable by saying she is "responsible for collecting, processing, and transmitting to one or more of the other Defendants payments made by MizuSoft’s customers for the Cheating Software."

Ten defendants are listed on the lawsuit in total with most being sued under their Discord names — Ubisoft only knows the identity of the website owner according to the filing. The document says that Ubisoft has had to spend "enormous sums of money (and vast amounts of time) attempting to remediate the damage caused by the Cheating Software." Ubisoft is seeking maximum damages of $25,000 per violation.

Source: Polygon & Torrent Freak

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Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.