Destiny Cheater Vendor Strikes Back Bungie, Claims Destiny Maker Hacked It

A cheat seller sued by Bungie has launched a remarkable countersuit that claims Bungie hacked it.

The claim follows months of legal back-and-forth between cheat seller AimJunkies and developer Destiny Bungie, which saw the former charged with trademark and copyright infringement.

AimJunkies previously attempted to ignore these claims, but have now gone further. As reported by Torrentfreak, the cheat seller has now filed a countersuit that alleges Bungie accessed its computers for anti-cheat purposes via “covert surveillance” – in effect, that Bungie hacked into it.

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Specifically, the lawsuit claims that Bungie accessed data on the computer of cheat developer James May (not that one) and Phoenix Digital, the creators of the then-selling AimJunkies software.

“Based on information and beliefs, Bungie, Inc., after fraudulently gaining access to Mr. May’s personal computer, used the information obtained to further monitor parties that include, but are not limited to , Phoenix Digital and its executives,” the countersuit alleges. .

Confidential information was accessed with intent to defraud, lawsuit continues.

Whether this applies seems to depend on whether this activity is covered by newer versions of Bungie’s Limited Software License Agreement – but not the older version May signed at the time.

Other allegations include claims that Bungie violated Phoenix Digital’s own terms of service by decompiling and reverse engineering the cheat group’s own software, created separately for Destiny.

The AimJunkies group is now unspecified and is seeking damages from Bungie.

Bungie has taken on several cheat groups this year – and elsewhere has had success. In June, cheat company Elite Boss Tech agreed to pay Bungie $13.5 million in damages after agreeing that its cheat software violated the Destiny 2 User Agreement.