Denuvo crackers and arrogance
Last year, toy cracker EMPRESS told its audience that if they wanted broken Denuvo-protected toys, they would have to pay. Although controversial in recent weeks, this proposal has been overshadowed by a catastrophic development that leaked to social media.
If we believe the reports, EMPRESS was arrested by the police.
Two decades ago, hacking was a specialized hobby that relatively few people had. Consumers were grateful for what they could get their hands on, which were largely sourced from anonymous people, friends of the "sharing is caring" philosophy.
Today, however, the landscape is completely different. Pirates are much more and consumers have become very demanding. They require the highest quality content in neatly packaged bug-free packages. So there is a cult around the face of the cracker that is no longer hidden, but also around distributors like The Pirate Bay.
The original founders of Pirate Bay managed to skillfully manage their reputation and were known by millions of pirates. The Stage groups (Scene) have taken a different approach. They do not provide information about themselves, so it is very difficult for consumers to interact or even criticize them.
However, the latest crackers that are now moving publicly on social media have changed the game.
For many years, breaking the protection of games and software in general has been the domain of faceless teams operating in its shadows.The Scene“. Unknown to the vast majority, these groups provided services securely by default. In recent years, however, the ability to crack has slipped beyond the narrow confines of the Stage, sacrificing security.
In 2018, this led to the arrest of Voksi, a cracker from Bulgaria by the General Directorate for Combating Organized Crime in Bulgaria. According to him, this happened on the orders of Irdeto - its new owner Denuvo.
While this could happen to anyone, it is hard to imagine that Voksi's public profile did not play a significant role in his downfall. However, as with many similar situations over the years, the example has not prevented others from following a similar course. Thus appeared the next denuvo protection cracker: the EMPRESS cracker.
The cracker EMPRESS sprang up with a design. Earn money for breaking Denuvo protection. Instead of maintaining a low profile, EMPRESS did everything to become a super star.
The result; In a post on Reddit's CrackWatch the cracker he says:
In less than an hour, they will take me from my house with my lawyer, while I prepare version 2 for my crack….
At this time, no one but EMPRESS knows if the above statement is true, partly true or just fake news.
Obviously, the big question is whether one learns from these mistakes. He is a very intelligent person who can learn from the mistakes of others. It is usually done differently, and may require many repetitions.