A hacker in South Korea is facing 12 months in prison after creating a cheat hack for Overwatch which netted him over $180,000. The country has been on the forefront of new laws against cyber crime, hacking and cheating, with the act violating the Information and Communication Technology Protection Law, and the Game Industry Promotion Law.
This isn't the first time somebody has been convicted in the country for hacking the game, with previous offences resulting in heavy fines for players. In this particular case, the profit that the hacker made from his work was the reason why he was given a custodial sentence, with an additional 2 years probation on release.
The country has been very much at the forefront of new laws to ban hacking, aimbots, and other types of cheats, due to the huge popularity of e-sports in the country. There is a lot of money to be made by winning big tournaments, and the issue is treated with the same gravity as cheating in traditional sports.
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