Two Years in the Slammer for Hacker Who Stole $300,000 from Zynga Poker

The British hacker who fleeced Zynga Poker for 400 billion chips, which have an official worth of $12 million, $300,000 on the black market, will serve two years in prison.

Ashley Mitchell did a poor job of covering his tracks after breaking into a Zynga server running the casino game and robbing it of the virtual currency. He was caught after selling off a third of his loot for $100,000, admitted his crimes, and was sentenced last week.

The Guardian has the blow-by-blow of how he managed to pull it off and get caught.

British hacker jailed over £7m virtual gaming chips scam [The Guardian, via VG247]