The Italian cracker group CPY yesterday announced on Reddit that it cracked the Denuvo copy protection of the game Resident Evil 7 within several days. Previously it took the group months to break the same copy protection.
Resident Evil 7, like many other games, is protected by the Denuvo copy protection developed by the Austrian company with the same name. The protection appeared to be uncrackable for a long time which prevented many games from being illegally distributed. A member of the well-known crackergroup 3DM therefore previously stated that Denuvo could kill internet piracy within 2 years.
Nevertheless, crackers eventually found a way to trick Denuvo and internet piracy continued to exists. However this method didn’t actually remove the protection from the software. It took a long time before they actually succeeded in releasing games with Denuvo totally removed.
In case of Resident Evil 7 it only took several days to get a Denuvo free game, meaning the protection now appears to be a waste of money for game publishers.