Crackers defeat Denuvo 5.3 before Hitman 2 is even out

Posted on Monday, Nov 12 2018 @ 12:24 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Denuvo used to do a good job of protecting games against piracy but this year we're seeing that cracker groups manage to break the latest versions of this DRM in record time. Last week a new scene group that identifies itself as FCKDRM cracked Denuvo 5.2 in just five days and now the same group manages to crack Denuvo 5.3 and Hitman 2 two days before the game's official launch.

Not great news for Denuvo as the firm advertises its DRM technology on the basis of being able to protect games against piracy in the the critical launch window.
As the group noted, Hitman 2 uses Denuvo 5.3. So yeah, it appears that the video-games cracking groups have figured out a way to crack the latest versions of Denuvo in just a matter of hours or days. And that’s a really big blow for the company that has been advertised its anti-tamper tech as the safest way to guarantee the first week sales.

It remains to be seen whether IO Interactive will remove Denuvo. Let’s not forget that the team immediately removed this anti-tamper tech once it acquired the IP rights from Square Enix.
Via: DSO Gaming

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