The 28-year-old South Korean man who invented the Overwatch "Nuking" hack program has been sentenced to a suspended 12 months in prison and two year's probation. 


The nuking hack would identify the IP addresses of Overwatch opponents and effectively DDOS them, making it impossible for the enemy team to win. This program, of course, violates South Korea's Game Industry Promotion Law and Information and Communication Technology Protection Law in South Korea.

This program made about $180,000 USD in sales during its availability, which is why the sentencing of the creator was much more severe than just probation and a fine.


The hack creator will serve the two year's probation first and if all goes well, he may not face jail time. It just goes to show the increased importance of esports and video games in general as cheating of any kind is taken seriously. 

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