Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar Games and its parent company, Take-Two Interactive, have recently been granted the right to search the houses of five individuals who allegedly created a cheat software that interferes with the online mode of Grand Theft Auto 5.

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The cheat, known as “Infamous”, gives players the ability to do anything they want in the game, both in online and offline mode. They can have access to an unlimited amount of in-game money, as well as the best weapons and vehicles in the game. Should they wish, people using this cheat can even create a clone army of themselves. While this is entertaining for some, it severely affects the online experience of those who play fairly.

On September 21, the Federal Court of Australia issued a court order that gave Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games the permission to search the houses and vehicles of five people that are allegedly the creator of the Infamous cheat software. These five people are Cyrus Lesser, Christopher Anderson, Koroush Anderson, Koroush Jeddian, and an individual known as sfinktah.


The search party sent to carry out the search included two lawyers from the law firm Bird & Bird who represented Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive, as well as independent lawyers and a computer expert. This party had full permission to enter and search the property of the aforementioned individuals and copy or take any evidence, computers and other storage devices associated with the cheat.

Additionally, the court order froze all asset of the five suspects, physical or digital, including cryptocurrency. It reads: ““You must not remove from Australia or in any way dispose of, deal with or diminish the value of any of your assets in Australia (Australian assets) up to the unencumbered value of AU$286,609.80 (the Relevant Amount).” Naturally, the suspects are also forbidden from continuing to use or distribute the Infamous software.

Part of the court order

Both Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive have not made any statement regarding this topic. One thing is clear, though, these companies take cheating very seriously.