According to investigators, Andrey Kirsanov was engaged in the implementation of malicious programs (bots: CyberTank/CyberShip) that helped World of Tanks players earn various game resources automatically. As a result, players received advantages over other users. The damage to the developer company Wargaming could amount to 670 million rubles ($9 million).
The Verkh-Isetsky District Court of Yekaterinburg has begun to consider the criminal case of the programmer Andrey Kirsanov. He is charged with the distribution of malicious software (Article 273 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
According to the GAS “Pravosudie”, the meeting was adjourned. The next one is scheduled for June 28, 2022. “The meeting was held on June 9. At the request of the representative of the victim, we switched to the general procedure for considering the case, ”the RIA press service said.
Initially, the criminal case was supposed to be considered by the Cheryomushkinsky District Court of Moscow (December 2021), but he sent the materials to Yekaterinburg, where the crime was committed. The Verkh-Isetsky District Court received the case in early May.