- PUBG’s in-game chat system was reportedly used by cryptocurrency hackers to plan a crime.
- The hackers communicated over the in-game chat system to draw plans for stealing Rs 17 crores worth of cryptocurrency.
- The Turkish police arrested 24 suspects in the case.
In-game chat is a life-saving feature when it comes to coordinating with your squad mates and taking down rivals. However, if you are a movie or TV series buff, you might have watched Jack Ryan or a similar show where the antagonist uses the chat feature in an online game to communicate with cronies to hatch an evil plan for wreaking havoc. If you thought something like this can only happen in a TV show, think again. As per the Turkish website Daily Sabah, some cryptocurrency criminals made use of the in-game voice chat feature in the famous online Battle Royale game Playerunknown’s Battleground (PUBG) to steal 13 million Turkish liras (Rs 17,55,66,678 approx or $2.4 million) from a cryptocurrency company in Istanbul.