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Cheat-maker fires back at Bungie, says studio hacked them

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Oh, how the tables have turned. Bungie — the studio behind Destiny 2 and, originally, Halo — has gone to war with cheaters and trolls over the past two years, now it finds itself sued by one of its targets.

And they allege Bungie did, more or less, what it accuses them of doing. AimJunkies, a cheat manufacturer that has tussled with Bungie in court for more than a year, alleges that Bungie “hacked” a developer’s computer for information on the cheat makers.

The claim comes in a countersuit filed last week in federal court in Washington state (first reported by TorrentFreak). In the original lawsuit, Bungie alleged AimJunkies infringed Destiny 2’s copyrights by creating cheats for the live-service shooter.

In May, AimJunkies responded that cheating isn’t breaking the law, and disputed that Bungie’s copyright claim was relevant. A judge agreed, but did give Bungie a chance to revise its argument.

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