Denuvo DRM maker is suing one of its biggest hackers

By Sherif Saed
26 July 2018 13:50 GMT

The company behind the Denuvo anti-tamper DRM is going after one of the most prominent crackers in the scene.

Voksi, whom you may remember from having recently criticised Sonic Mania Plus’ implementation of Denuvo as well as a few other games in the past, has been an active member of the hacking community working to crack games using Denuvo Anti-Tamper.

Voksi is a Bulgarian hacker whose work has also been instrumental in breaking Denuvo’s DRM, after the hacking community thought it was impossible and had stopped trying altogether at one point.

Now, Denuvo has escalated Voksi’s case to Hungarian authorities, which forced him to take the website for his hacking outfit, REVOLT, down.

“It finally happened, I can’t say it wasn’t expected, Denuvo filed a case against me to the Bulgarian authorities,” explained Voksi on Crack Watch subreddit.

“Police came yesterday and took the server pc and my personal PC. I had to go to the police afterwards and explain myself. Later that day I contacted Denuvo themselves and offered them a peaceful resolution to this problem. They can’t say anything for sure yet, but they said the final word is by the prosecutor of my case.”

Following the news, Irdeto, the parent company behind Denuvo, released a statement confirming Voksi’s arrest, calling the operation a “collaboration between Irdeto and the Bulgarian Cybercrime Unit.”

“Following an initial investigation by Irdeto into the hacking of Denuvo Anti-Tamper software, the findings were passed to the Bulgarian Cybercrime Unit and resulted in the raid on a premises in Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria on Tuesday,” Irdeto said in the statement.

The Bulgarian Cybercrime Unit added that the investigation is ongoing, according to a quote in Irdeto’s press release.

The hacker explained that, as a result of this move, he won’t be able to continue doing what he’s been doing. “Maybe someone else can continue my fight.”

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