Bungie has launched a spectacular counter-suit against a cheat seller, which claims Bungie hacked it.
The claim comes after months of legal back and forth between cheat seller AimJunkies and Destiny developer Bungie, which has subsequently accused the former of infringement of both trademark and copyright.
AimJunkies has previously attempted to dismiss these claims, but has now gone one further. As reported by Torrentfreak, the cheat seller has now launched a countersuit, alleging that Bungie had access to its computers for anti-cheat purposes through "clandestine surveillance" - effectively, that Bungie had compromised it.
Bungie, according to the countsuit, accessed data on James May, a cheat developer (not that one) and Phoenix Digital, the creators of the software AimJunkies, then sold.
Bungie, Inc., following a fraudulently accessing Mr May''s personal computer, used the information obtained to avert further surveillance of individuals including, but not limited to, Phoenix Digital and its principals, according to the countersuit.
The lawsuit continues because it sought to obtain confidential information with the intent to defraud.
Enforcement of this appears to be based on the fact that Bungie''s Limited Software License Agreement has more recent versions, but not on May''s older version at the time.
Other claims include the fact that Bungie violated Phoenix Digital''s own terms of service by decompiling and reverse engineering the cheat group''s own software, which was split into Destiny.
Bungie has been sued by the AimJunkies group for damages.
Bungie has gone after several cheating organizations this year, but elsewhere has had a lot of success. In June, cheating company Elite Boss Tech agreed to pay $13.5 million in damages after accepting its cheat software violated the user agreement for Destiny 2.