According to a report from Fudzilla, a group of 10 Chinese men were sentenced to prison for stealing from a total of 11,500 World of Warcraft accounts. The leader of the group, Chen, bought hacked WoW accounts for a dollar each and emptied them, flogged the resulting gold for an average of $3 per account. One of Chen’s accomplices branched out and started his own hacking “studio” to flip WoW accounts. It was so productive he hired several employees.
The Chinese police investigated further and found proof, followed by a trial where Chen was found guilty, fined $8,000, and sentenced to two years in prison. The others involved were fined $1,000 and sentenced to just under two years in prison.
The profits and computer equipment used for hacking the accounts, summing up to $10,800, was also confiscated by the authorities. Not and ideal way to take a holiday off, but at least now they can play “real-world games” in jail (and probably for the first time too).
Thank you Fudzilla for providing us with this information