Creators of hacks and aimbots in South Korea can now face up to five years in jail

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Hacks and aimbots are a bane on the PC community, and South Korea has taken some drastic steps to crack down on the people behind them, passing an amendment into law that could see perpetrators severely punished. 

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The new law essentially means that manufacturing and distributing programs that are not allowed by a game’s Terms of Service is now directly illegal, as reported by PvPlive.

It should give game makers more power when trying to address hacks and other cheat programs that unbalance competitive online games such as Overwatch, which has itself seen an influx of cheaters in recent months.

Rather than banning the cheaters like a crap game of whack-a-mole, game creators could track down the source and, if it originates from South Korea, those responsible could be in big trouble: with those caught facing up to five years in jail or around $43,000 in fines.

We just have to hope – with the law targeting anything that violates the Terms of Service – that legitimate mods don’t get caught in the non-aimbotted crossfire.

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