Publisher Activision Publishing (owned by Activision Blizzard) has sued EngineOwning, which sells cheats for Call of Duty (COD) games and other popular online shooters. The plaintiff is trying to cut off the distribution channels for these instruments.
As stated in the lawsuit, Activision is trying to thwart a company that is distributing malware that allows users to take an unfair advantage while playing COD games. The publisher claims that this not only harms Activision’s games, but the company’s business as a whole, as well as the player community. Fraudulent software, the plaintiff said, allows attackers to automatically aim weapons at a target, reveal the location of opponents, and see other information that players normally cannot access.
Remember that not long ago Activision implemented the Ricochet anti-cheating system, which banned 48,000 “cheating accounts” on the first day. Overall, in the past year (presumably 2021), the company has managed to identify and block more than a hundred thousand accounts behind which signs of the use of such software have been found.