Epic Games sues Bitcoin mining “cheat”

Epic Games, publisher of Fortnite, is taking the creators of cheating programs to court for copyright infringement, reported TorrentFreak.

One of the alleged cheaters is Russian Mr Yakovenko, who promoted his cheat via YouTube videos. However, his program wasn’t very effective.

“Epic downloaded the purported cheat from the links provided in Yakovenko’s YouTube videos. While the cheat does not appear to be a functional Fortnite cheat, it functions as a Bitcoin miner that infects the user’s computer,” said Epic Games.

Epic had the videos removed with takedown notices and is pursuing damages with its copyright claim.

Epic is also charging cheaters with trademark infringement, unfair competition, and breach of contract.

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Epic Games sues Bitcoin mining “cheat”