Feb 07

What could possibly go wrong?

ZYNGA HACKED, $12 Million Stolen


Zynga released this statement in response to the breach: “Zynga treats game security with the utmost of seriousness. We want to provide our users with the safest and most enjoyable game experience possible. To that end, we have a world class security team which continues to proactively identify and address security breaches with the highest priority. We will pursue these issues vigorously, which could involve criminal and civil prosecutions.”


Apparently a guy was able to hack into social gaming giant Zynga. He then transferred 400 billion (!) virtual poker chips to his account and proceeded to sell them on the black market. (Yes, apparently, there’s a black market in virtual Zynga Poker chips.) They were worth about $12 million. (Develop)

That’s how they caught the guy, and he has since pled guilty and will probably serve a long sentence in jail (he was on probation from an earlier hacking-related offense).

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