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Pokemon Go Cheaters to pay Niantic $5 Million in Damages

Trainers, back in 2019 there was a service providing tools and services to cheat in video games, called Global++ and we all know that’s a big NO, NO. Well, Pokemon Go’s creator Niantic was not having any of it and they launched a lawsuit against the “association of hackers” for “infringing its intellectual property rights and spoiling the gaming experience for legitimate players.” And guess what happened next? Well, it turns out that the parties agree to settle case and the defendants agreed to pay $5,000,000.

Global++ was a known “association of hackers” providing cheats for Pokemon Go and other games, run by Ryan Hunt (aka ELLIOTROBOT) and Alen Hundur (aka IOS NOOB), plus 20 ‘John Does.’ Globall++ has shut down its operations after being sued in the US for allowing Global++ defendants and their customers to perform unauthorized actions while playing Niantic’s games, copying Niantic’s original code, and accessing Niantic’s servers.

Now, according to Torrentfreak, Global++, IT Haven Inc., HLP Tech LLC, Ryan Hunt, Matthew Johnson, and Alen Hunder remained as defendants, all of which have now agreed to settle their dispute with Niantic and the defendants have agreed to pay Niantic $5 million in damages.

You can find the stipulation here and here.


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Dejan Kacurov

Hi, gamers! You can call me Mr. DComplex. I'm a gamer, a hardcore gamer. My favorite genres are Action RPG and MMORPG. At the moment I'm using my PC as my only gaming platform, but soon I might get a new PS4 from Angel. Update - Angel did get me a PS4, oh wait, it's the PS4 PRO 1TB!!! Much love bro!

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