destiny 2 Developer Bungie has been on a legal frenzy lately, suing a user for fraud and threatening its employees, as well as a YouTuber who made nearly 100 false DMCA claims against other creators. But after Bungie sued the cheat developer AimJunkies last year, a counterclaim is now imminent. AimJunkies claims the developer illegally hacked an employee’s computer, reports TorrentFreak (above kotaku). Furthermore, they claim that Bungie also violated the DMCA by breaching the security of this machine.
Bungie’s current Limited Software License Agreement (LSLA) gives the company’s BattleEye software permission to scan computers for anti-cheat tools, but that wasn’t the case in 2019 when the alleged hack began. According to AimJunkie’s counterclaim, Bungie accessed a computer belonging to its employee James May multiple times in 2019 and 2021. It is further claimed that Bungie used information from these hacks to gather information about other potential suspects.
Phoenix Digital, the company behind AimJunkies, didn’t stop there. It also alleges that Bungie violated its Terms of Service by purchasing the software from AimJunkies and reverse engineering the source code. If that all sounds a bit ironic, that’s because Bungie accused the company of similar tactics in its original lawsuit. James May and Phoenix Digital are seeking damages and an end to all future hacks and DMCA violations. We reached out to Bungie for comment and will update when we receive a response.
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