Video games have been around for almost as long as I can remember. The system on which it is played kept evolving but video games remained the same. Whether it be Mario or PUBG the most important thing that is winning too remained constant. Pokémon Go and Ingress are no exception to it.
Niantic Labs sues the hackers who have been unfairly helping the Pokémon Go players
With changing times techniques of winning also got modified. Hacking and cheat quotes seems to be growing at an unimaginable pace and Niantic Labs have vowed to stop it. Niantic has filed a lawsuit against a group of hackers who are supposed to have created hacked versions of Pokémon Go and Ingress.
These hacked versions help players and give then unfair advantages in the game. The lawsuit specifically targets Global++. The developer claims Global++ to be an association of hackers that created unauthorized versions of Pokémon Go and Ingress. The unauthorized versions are named as PokeGo++ and Ingress++.
Niantic labs stated in its complaint that the hacked apps allow players to cheat. As well as it also infringes on intellectual property rights. The developer even claims that the group of hackers have earned a huge sum of money by selling a subscription to the apps.
What all the lawsuit holds and why??
Ryan “ElliotRobot” Hunt is described as the leader of the group by Niantic Labs while Alen “iOS n00b” as the main developer of the hacked games. Niantic says in its lawsuit that Alen “iOS n00b” develops the hacked apps as well as promotes them on YouTube.
The lawsuit even mentions 20 other members who couldn’t be personally identified. A preliminary injunction in the lawsuit is expected by the developer. For it will incapacitate Global++ and prevent further distribution of the hacked apps.
The lawsuit has been cleverly filed before the launch of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. The mobile game is one of the major projects of Niantic and is already undergoing its beta testing in Australia and New Zealand.
According to Niantic Global++ has already created Potter++, and its release is sure to be dampened because of it. The lawsuit is a move to stop its new project from getting corrupt. This move will also crack down all Pokémon Go cheaters.
Well, all we can do is hope that Niantic gets the justice they deserve.
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