Nintendo hacker to pay $4.5 million fine

Nintendo hacker to pay $4.5 million fine

Canadian hacker Gary Bowser has pleaded guilty to multiple counts and has been fined $4.5 million.

This week, Canadian hacker Gary Bowser has been charged with multiple counts

Found guilty
And thus Nintendo admits to selling devices to circumvent and circumvent technical copy protections on consoles. For this Bowser will now have to pay a fine of US $ 4.5 million. The 51-year-old also faces imprisonment of up to ten years.

Bowser and the hacker group Team Xecutter have been targeting Nintendo for several years. The group is said to have developed and sold modchips for consoles that are capable of playing pirated games. Bowser has acknowledged working with Team Executor since 2013. He “deliberately and knowingly participated in a cybercriminal company that hacked major game consoles”. Hacker’s hardware includes Stargate, Trueblue Mini, Classic2Magic, SX and Gateway 3DS.

Bowser acknowledged being involved in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sales of this hardware. Team Xecutter made at least $10 million from sales. Bowser earned approximately US$320,000 a year from Team Executor.

Last year the US government filed charges against Bowser and other members of the hacking group. Bowser was arrested in the Dominican Republic and deported to the United States. His colleague Max Lourn was captured in Canada. He is still waiting to be handed over. The third defendant, Yuanying Chen, is still absconding.

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