Really bad call. They might not have a million hidden cameras casting a Sauron-like gaze upon every inch of every table, but social game maker Zynga is
as adept at catching a cheater as a brick and mortar casino.
Ashley Mitchell, a 29 year-old IT expert from the U.K., learned that the hard way this week when he was apprehended for hacking into a
server and stealing 400 billion chips from Facebook hit, Zynga Poker.
The hacker posed as a game administrator in 2009, reports the BBC, as a way to access the game's backend and siphon off chips. The large volume of missing chips raised a red flag for Zynga, who set up a sting operation to track him down.
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