Would you believe cyber criminals can make millions by stealing virtual currency from a video game? Well, believe it or not, they can. According to an FBI case at trial right now, Anthony Clark and his hacking accomplices allegedly earned between $15 to $18 million by selling illegitimately generated FIFA coin. Watch the video below to learn a bit more about this case, and how it illustrates that hackers target more types of data than you might suspect.
Episode Runtime: 2:38
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZB1IJSje-8
- FBI alleges hackers stole millions from EA’s FIFA – Kotaku
- Anthony Clark’s FIFA coin case indictment [PDF] – RegMedia
- Hackers charged with selling in-game coin – The Register