Hacker Sentenced In $16M FIFA Video Game Currency Theft

By Jess Krochtengel (May 1, 2017, 7:11 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Monday sentenced to probation a member of a group that created a software hack against gaming company Electronic Arts Inc. and stole about $16 million worth of in-game FIFA currency that was exchanged on a secondary gamer market for cash.

Ricky Miller, 23, had pled guilty in October to one count of conspiracy to commit fraud in connection with computers. He admitted to joining a group known as RANE Developments LLP with three others, helping to create a program that hacked into the server of EA's FIFA video game and caused the game to credit the...

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