And since then, additional fabrications have been made.
The hostage fraud, in which armed police stormed the offices of Ubisoft Montreal while dozens of employees barricaded themselves on the security roof, was committed by a notorious fraudster, Rainbow Six, according to a new report by the Canadian newspaper La Presse.
According to court documents obtained by La Presse, the catalyst for last year̵
In December, for example, he allegedly planted a bomb near a childcare facility at Ubisoft’s Montreal offices, while during another conversation in January, a senior Ubisoft employee was shot in the head after another hostage incident. In both cases, it is alleged that the police carried out more “discreet” checks, instead of immediately launching a major operation like the one seen in November.
A last call to Ubisoft just a day later reported that the same man was threatening to continue terrorizing the company after an attempt to impersonate a Rainbow Six designer and gain access to their corporate account failed. At the time, the caller was said to have asked for the Rainbow Six keys and the commands needed to ban people.
According to La Presse, Ubisoft and the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) believe that the person responsible for the fraud is the French citizen Jani Wahuen – who under the names “Yannox keyboard” and “Y4nn0XX” has been banned by Rainbow Six more than 80 times. However, despite allegations that Wahioun admitted to being involved in the incident – and was officially accused by French police of creating a fake Ubisoft website to steal account details from other Rainbow Six players – he denied any involvement in fraud.
Wahuen told the newspaper (via Google translate): “I didn’t do anything. I was just cheating on their video games. The only time I called Ubisoft was to insult them for banning me. [from the Rainbow Six game]”.
GamesIndustry.biz told a SPVM spokesman, when asked if Wahuyun was charged with anything, confirmed that police were working to identify and arrest one or more suspects. However, La Presse claims that even if the investigation continues, police are unlikely to formally accuse Wahuyun of making fake calls in Quebec, given that France does not extradite its citizens.