Hacker Ashley Mitchell Stole $12 Million Worth Of Online Cash From Zynga

Posted Feb 3, 2011

Ashley Mitchell is a British hacker that has stolen $12 million worth of online cash from Zynga. Mitchell hacked into a Zynga server running Zynga Poker and stole 400 billion of the game chips. After being stolen, they were worth about $300,000 on the black market. Mitchell was only able to offload a third of these chips before getting caught. He had admitted the crimes in court and may now face a “substantial jail term.” [Herald Express]