It’s been a wild week for hacker rift with video game studios” private files and using the services of publishers for their own gain. But this time, it’s a major studio accused of hacking. A group of Destiny 2 Cheat makers are suing Bungie for hacking one of their computers. They are seeking a trial by jury, damages, court fees and for Bungie to destroy the files it acquired from the hacks.
AimJunkies is a website that sells cheat software for first-person shooters such as Apex Legends, the Battlefield series, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Destiny 2. It is owned by Phoenix Digital Group, which is fighting ongoing copyright lawsuits from Bungie since last year.
As he originally saw Torrent Freakthe counter suit alleges that Bungie accessed and downloaded files from the personal computer of defendant James May, whom Bungie says is a third-party developer, without “knowledge or authorization” between 2019 and 2021. As evidence, the defendants pointed to Bungie’s production document . which had been discovered during the ongoing trials, with file location names originating from May’s private hard drive. my box contacted Phoenix Digital Group to inquire about the contents of the hacked files, but had not received a response by the time of publication.
Phoenix Digital Group alleged that Bungie used the information it obtained to “further monitor” the group and cites the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in the lawsuit. Torrent Freak reported that the 2019 user agreement for Destiny 2 did not give Bungie permission to access players’ personal files. my box has reached out to Bungie for comment, but has not heard back by the time of publication.
Phoenix Digital Group also alleges that an agent of Bungie acquired AimJunkies cheat software in 2020. The suit alleges that Bungie violated AimJunkies’ terms and conditions by decompiling and reverse engineering the code.
It’s ironic that the cheaters are using Bungie’s own court files to make their case. Only last monthPhoenix Digital Group said in a press release: “Don’t believe everything you read [Bungie’s] filings. In fact, he doesn’t believe 90% of what they claim in their files.”