Two Years In Jail For Hacker Who Stole $US300k From Zynga Poker

The British hacker who fleeced Zynga Poker for 400 billion chips, which have an official worth of $US12 million, $US300,000 on the black market, will serve two years in prison.

Ashley Mitchell did a poor job of covering his tracks after breaking into a Zynga server running the casino game and robbing it of the virtual currency. He was caught after selling off a third of his loot for $US100,000, admitted his crimes and was sentenced last week.

The Guardian has the blow-by-blow of how he managed to pull it off and get caught.

British hacker jailed over £7m virtual gaming chips scam [The Guardian, via VG247]


    Not only did he still pretend money from "Game" makers Zynga but he even comitted a real crime and stole Wi-Fi from his neighbours. Tut tut tut.

    It's not like Zynga's never stolen anything from anybody...

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