It Looks Like Piracy Group 3DM May Have Actually Cracked Denuvo

Denuvo-lieve it?

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Not long ago, Chinese cracking group 3DM announced their intention to cease any pirate activity for the next year. The idea behind that was to measure what kind of impact piracy actually has on sales, but the fact that the group couldn't crack DRM measure Denuvo on Just Cause 3 had a lot to do with it, too.

As it turns out, it seems as though 3DM has actually triumphed against Denuvo, if leader Bird Sister's claims are anything to go by:

“3DM will soon announce that we have a solution to the latest Denuvo encryption used on games including ‘FIFA 16’, ‘Just Cause 3’, and ‘Tomb Raider: The Rise’,” the leader announced. It seems a little hard to believe that the group had intended to stop searching for a crack, but found it right at the end. Isn't that always how it goes, though?

“We [made this announcement] because a lot of players believe we have abandoned cracking due to technical problems, but we will prove it is not the case,” Bird Sister continues.

So, let's see how this thing turns out. I'm really excited to see what's going to happen.

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    February 11, 2016 3:35 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, It Looks Like Piracy Group 3DM May Have Actually Cracked Denuvo

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      February 11, 2016 3:43 PM

      My inner early 90's pre-teen is rooting for them. My current self is telling them to get off my lawn.

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      February 11, 2016 4:26 PM

      Ohhh

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      February 11, 2016 10:07 PM

      3DM runs around saying Denuvo is uncrackable until they manage to crack it.
      They are the second biggest idiot on the internetz today.

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      February 12, 2016 2:41 AM

      Quote sources next time please instead of something you read off of torrentfreak

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        February 12, 2016 3:07 AM

        What sources would she quote? Chinese hackers? Every story about this and the previous story about them taking a year off linked back to Torrentfreak.

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          February 12, 2016 3:08 AM

          It's copy/pasted straight from torrentfreak so maybe link back to that?

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            February 12, 2016 3:09 AM

            And I'm not entirely sure where TF got their info from but I'm assuming someone talked to them directly because that article doesn't cite a source.

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            February 12, 2016 3:16 AM

            This. At the very list cite "In a post on torrent freak" etc.

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              February 12, 2016 6:31 AM

              ^^^ this please, unless you happen to get it direct from them. Otherwise it's kinda bush leagues and seems like you coulda just made some of it for clicks. And, Shacknews has been better than most about clickbait headlines.

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        February 12, 2016 3:57 AM

        TF likely got it from this weibo post: http://weibo.com/1957183442/DgJgvfS9s?from=page_1005051957183442_profile&wvr=6&mod=weibotime&type=comment

        That's from the Bird Sister weibo account that everyone took the "3DM stopping cracks" news from. Bird Sister probably isn't the leader, more of a public figure for the group, but if you're going to trust the prior news you can probably trust this news.

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          February 12, 2016 4:18 AM

          Yeah see that's confusing because I thought TF was told by 3DM because they didn't cite that as a source either. I guess that post you linked is about as legit as you can get with news like this anyway

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        February 12, 2016 5:57 AM

        Quote some random 3dm.txt file off the internet :).

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          February 12, 2016 6:12 AM

          It looks like that weibo post that talonus linked is the closest thing we're gonna get to an official word on it.

          I only ask for sources because I'd like to see exactly what proof (if any) they have of it, on top of to see where this news is coming from. Plus, some people have been floating around trojans/viruses lately via reddit claiming it's a crack for Just Cause 3.

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      February 12, 2016 4:45 AM

      So, let's see how this thing turns out. I'm really excited to see what's going to happen.

      well, alright.

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        February 12, 2016 5:28 AM

        That's an odd conclusion.

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        February 12, 2016 7:00 AM

        I did a bit of a double take at that.

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          February 12, 2016 7:02 AM

          yeah it's not like they're trying to solve a famous math problem or claiming an X Prize.

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      February 12, 2016 6:12 AM

      Of course they did. No such thing as uncrackable drm.

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        February 12, 2016 6:23 AM

        if the hardware gets locked down sufficiently you could see unbreakable drm imo

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          February 12, 2016 7:54 AM

          It would still be breakable, just at a hardware level. Not that anybody outside of hardcore tweakers with money to burn would do.

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        February 12, 2016 6:29 AM

        ever dated a catholic gal?

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      February 12, 2016 6:13 AM

      Nature finds a way.

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      February 12, 2016 6:34 AM

      Anyone who actually believed it wasent going to be cracked is delusional that said if the drm can hold up through the release window its a success

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      February 12, 2016 9:57 AM

      I said yesterday it was all marketing.