GTA 5 Cheaters Raided After Rockstar Obtains Search And Seizure Warrant
As Grand Theft Auto 5 has become such a titanic success, the open world landscape of its online mode has become vastly populated with regularly-visiting players. As with many popular multiplayer experiences, shady players have been utilizing hacks and exploits to introduce an unfair edge, and publisher Rockstar Games often responds to these GTA 5 cheaters with swift bans and suspensions.
However, it looks like a much harsher fate awaits those who decide to craft their own means of cheating. According to TorrentFreak, Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two Interactive has recently obtained a search-and-seizure warrant from an Australian Federal court, specifically targeting alleged cheat-makers linked to a popular cheat called “Infamous.”
BBC confirms a total of five players have been subject to the court order, with two specific properties in Melbourne recently being searched for evidence. As included in the various orders by Australian Federal Court, each of the alleged GTA 5 cheaters have had their monetary assets frozen and prevented from making or using any game cheats. The five people (Christopher Anderson, Cyrus Lesser, Sfinktah, Koroush Anderson and Koroush Jeddian) have yet to file a defense.
Before it was taken offline, the cheating software “Infamous,” was created for use in GTA Online and cost around $40 USD. When activated, it granted players access to a myriad of cheats to spawn unlimited in-game money, weapons, and health. It also allowed the ability to teleport around the map and kill any player instantly, making it a particularly frustrating and unfair experience for anyone on the receiving end.
This recent search-and-seizure warrant is likely only the beginning for Rockstar Games and Take-Two as they are also expected to pursue copyright infringement litigation sometime in the future. As the software was able to generate significant profit during its life span, it’s possible Take-Two might use this opportunity to establish a stern stance on other potential GTA 5 cheaters.
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