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FIFA: A group of hackers could go to prison for stealing in-game coins



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FIFA: A group of hackers could go to prison for stealing in-game coins


The online mode of FIFA 17 once again brings together, one more year, both those who want to enjoy intense matches against other players and those users, better known as trolls, who only want to end the peace of this mode.

However, nothing comparable to the operation carried out by a group of hackers that, in recent years, has been making a profit at the expense of Electronic Arts and who are now on trial for allegedly stealing millions of dollars from the company.

The FBI estimates that, from 2013 until September 17, 2015, the group led by Anthony Clark has been stealing in-game coins, those that can be obtained by winning games or in exchange for real money from the user, and then reselling them in the game. black market in Europe and China. After approximately two years, they would have pocketed between 15 and 18 million dollars, according to Kotaku.

One of the members has been precisely the one who has agreed to collaborate with the FBI to try the alleged leader of the gang. The police agency has found in their homes millions of dollars in cash, luxury cars and Xbox development kits with which the hackers would have been working with FIFA 14.

In this way, these hackers would have managed to program a tool that, by sending false signals to EA’s servers, allowed them to obtain coins at zero cost and without being detected by anyone.

Fortunately, the most recent edition of FIFA also has other modes in which coins have nothing to do with it. One of them, the praised story mode, titled El Camino, included for the first time in the franchise and of which we leave you its trailer.