fate 2 Developer Bungie has been on a legal spree recently, suing a user for cheating and threats against its employees, as well as a YouTuber who issued nearly 100 bogus DMCA claims against other creators. But after suing cheat developer AimJunkies last year, Bungie is now facing a countersuit. AimJunkies claims that the developer illegally hacked into an associate’s computer, reports TorrentFreak (via my box). Furthermore, they allege that Bungie also violated the DMCA by breaching the security of that machine.
by Bungie Current Limited Software License Agreement (LSLA) gives the company’s BattleEye software permission to scan computers for anti-cheat tools, but that wasn’t true in 2019, when the alleged attack began. According to AimJunkie’s countersuit, Bungie accessed a computer owned by associate James May multiple times throughout 2019 and 2021. It goes on to allege that Bungie used information from those hacks to gather information on other potential suspects.
Phoenix Digital, the company behind AimJunkies, didn’t stop there. It also claims that Bungie violated its Terms of Service by purchasing the software from AimJunkies and reverse engineering its source code. If this all sounds a bit tongue-in-cheek, that’s because Bungie accused the company of similar tactics in its original suit. James May and Phoenix Digital demand damages and an end to future attacks and DMCA violations. We’ve asked Bungie for feedback and will update if we hear back.
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