Switch hacker Gary Bowser released from jail, will pay Nintendo 25-30% income ‘for the rest of his life’
Chris Scullion writes:
Gary Bowser, the hacking group member who was convicted for creating and selling circumvention devices enabling users to play illegal backups on Switch and 3DS, has been released from prison early.
Bowser was sentenced in February 2022 to 40 months in prison for his part as a member of a hacking group called Team-Xecuter, which in 2013 began creating and selling circumvention devices enabling users to play illegal ROMs on consoles, including Switch and 3DS.
In an interview with Nick Moses (as reported by TorrentFreak), Bowser said he was released from federal prison in late March, and is now at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, where he’s undergoing processing before returning to Canada.
However, Bowser now has to fulfil the other part of his sentence, in which he has been ordered to pay $14.5 million in damages, of which a $10 million payment to Nintendo is considered the priority
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