Self-confessing Rainbow Six The fraudster was allegedly suspected of hostage-taking in Ubisoft Montreal in November, but he denied involvement.
In November 2020 Montreal police are responding to a hostage situation at the gaming company’s Canadian headquarters, which ultimately turned out to be fake. Montreal newspaper Press reports that one Yani Wahioun – a Rainbow Six a player with a stained history that reportedly includes a ban on playing more than 80 times – is a suspect in the case, as translated by Cat.
Press reported that he spoke to Ouahioune via Snapchat. He admitted to a previous incident in 2017 against Ubisoft Montreal, but denied being involved in a hostage fraud in 2020. However, Press received court documents related to the issue that really linked Wahuen to the November incident.
The documents aim to link the fake hostage report, the December 2020 bomb threat, another hostage report and the fake shooting last January and the subsequent presentation of a Ubisoft employee. Around the same time, the same suspect claimed that Ubisoft was banning professionals Rainbow Six player and streamer Spoit.GODSENT, reported The press. This player’s profile had been hacked weeks before, according to Ouahioune.
In fact, Wahuyune boasted of this hack. However, he now says that someone else was behind the incident and that he only made the initial request for fame.
While the French authorities accused Ouahioune of creating a fake Ubisoft website to steal other users’ passwords, Press reported that further allegations in Montreal were unlikely as Wahioun was a French citizen. This makes extradition unlikely.
That’s what the police in Montreal said Cat in an email that they continue to work with other investigative bodies to “identify, locate and arrest” one or more suspects in the Ubisoft Montreal hostage fraud last November. At present, the department’s spokesperson cannot provide additional information.