AMSTERDAM – 25 July 2018 – A 21-year-old Bulgarian man, aka Voksi, from Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria, allegedly responsible for the hacking of a number of games carrying Denuvo’s Anti-Tamper software, has been arrested following a collaboration between Irdeto and the Bulgarian Cybercrime Unit.
Following an initial investigation by Irdeto into the hacking of Denuvo Anti-Tamper software, the findings were passed to the Bulgarian Cybercrime Unit and resulted in the raid on a premises in Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria on Tuesday. During the raid, computers and other items suspected to have been used in the piracy of a range of titles were seized by police.
“Piracy is a threat that is now firmly established in the gaming industry, and we are focused on securing the content of game publishers and ensuring that hackers cannot distort the gaming environment for personal gain at the expense of other players,” said Mark Mulready, Vice President, Cybersecurity Services, Irdeto. “The swift action of the Bulgarian police on this matter shows the power of collaboration between law enforcement and technology providers and that piracy is a serious offence that will be acted upon.”
The Bulgarian Cybercrime Unit added, “We can confirm that a 21-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of offenses related to cybercrime and that computing equipment was confiscated. Our investigations are ongoing.”
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