Square Enix sues Italian Deus Ex: Human Revolution hackers

Posted By | On 06th, Jul. 2011

Square Enix has filed a lawsuit against some unknown Italian individuals, for hacking into Deus Ex: Human Revolution’s preview only copy, to be given to select press sites/magazines, and distributing it on the internet.

The hackers logged into the portal, using the details of an Italian press site without having taken permission from the previewers. When traced, their IP addresses were not connected to the Italian press site. The preview build of the game containing the first 10-12 hours of the game was the  leaked on the internet.

Square has filed a lawsuit against them, claiming  direct, contributory, and vicarious copyright infringement, claiming damages in excess of $5000, and is seeking a permanent injunction of copying and republishing against defendants, as well as actual and statutory damages, attorney’s fees and costs.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Gotham Knights – Heroic Assault Arrives Tomorrow at 8 AM PT, Adds Starro

Gotham Knights – Heroic Assault Arrives Tomorrow at 8 AM PT, Adds Starro

The villainous alien life-form is tied to the upcoming new mode, which will be available free and support four...

The Callisto Protocol Reviews Will Go Live on December 2

The Callisto Protocol Reviews Will Go Live on December 2

Those waiting for reviews before dipping into the upcoming survival horror title will have to wait until the d...

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr – Sororitas Class DLC is Out Now on PC

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr – Sororitas Class DLC is Out Now on PC

The Sisters of Battle join the fray as a new playable class. Three new subclasses are also available, along wi...

Criterion Would “Love” to Make Another Burnout Game, But There Are “No Immediate Plans” for One

Criterion Would “Love” to Make Another Burnout Game, But There Are “No Immediate Plans” for One

"Burnout has a unique take on racing that I think would be absolutely phenomenal now," says Criterion's Kieran...

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Crosses 800,000 Shipments and Digital Sales

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Crosses 800,000 Shipments and Digital Sales

The sci-fi adventure/strategy game celebrates a new milestone on its third anniversary. It's available for PS4...

Forspoken – Deep Dive Special Episode 1 Announced for December 1st

Forspoken – Deep Dive Special Episode 1 Announced for December 1st

The team at Luminous Productions will discuss the action RPG in great detail and answer questions received fro...