An avowed one Rainbow Six Scam is reportedly a suspect in Ubisoft’s Montreal hostage situation hoax last November, but he denies any involvement.
In November 2020 Montreal police responded to a hostage situation at the Canadian headquarters of the gambling company, which ultimately turned out to be a fake. Montreal Newspaper Press reported this one Yanni Ouahioune – a Rainbow Six A player with a spotty history who has reportedly been banned from the game more than 80 times is a suspect in this case, as translated by Kotaku.
Press reported speaking to Ouahioune on Snapchat. He admitted that he had a swatting incident against Ubisoft Montreal in 2017 but denied any involvement in the 2020 hostage situation. However, Press obtained judicial documents related to the matter linking Ouahioune with the November incident.
The documents are said to link the fake hostage report, a bomb threat from December 2020, another hostage report and fake shots last January, as well as the subsequent impersonation of a Ubisoft employee. Around the same time, the same suspect allegedly demanded that Ubisoft Professional ban it Rainbow Six
In fact, Ouahioune bragged about this hack. Now he says, however, that someone else was behind this incident and that he only made the initial claim to notoriety.
While French authorities have charged Ouahioune with creating a fake Ubisoft website to steal other users’ passwords, Press reported that further charges in Montreal are unlikely as Ouahioune is a French citizen. This makes extradition unlikely.
That is, said the Montreal police Kotaku in an email that it continues to work with other agencies in the investigation to “identify, locate and arrest” one or more suspects in the Ubisoft Montreal hostage situation last November. The department spokesman was unable to provide any further information at this point.