King & Spalding on 23 August published an article saying that the FBI has charged a 25-year-old hacker with illegally accessing the computer servers of FIFA 2018, a popular sports video game, and stealing $324,000 worth of game licences and in-game virtual currency.  He is alleged to have hacked into computer networks operated by the game’s publisher and hijacked the accounts of some 25,000 users. He is said to have stolen virtual currency and copies of the game, which were re-sold on the black market.


Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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