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Man Who Steals Millions Worth of Virtual Poker Chips Jailed, Shows That Poker Sites Protect You!

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Virtual poker or online poker, as millions of gamers call it, has become a solid industry. It is hard to imagine that just a few years ago, virtual poker was a small industry known to only a few, with …

Virtual poker or online poker, as millions of gamers call it, has become a solid industry. It is hard to imagine that just a few years ago, virtual poker was a small industry known to only a few, with those few had to have Internet access.


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  • 1. Man Who Steals Millions Worth of Virtual Poker ChipsJailed, Shows That Poker Sites Protect You!Virtual poker or online poker, as millions of gamers call it, hasbecome a solid industry. It is hard to imagine that just a few yearsago, virtual poker was a small industry known to only a few,with those few had to have Internet access. Today, virtual poker isa billion dollar industry and many of these companies are makingsure that it remains that way by providing trustworthy service thatpeople can rely on. At the same time, giving value to the servicesthey offer is something the customers enjoy and appreciate a lot.To prove that the industry is on its guard in protecting itsbusinesses, news of a British hacker that goes by the name ofAshley Mitchell will be spending jail time for stealing virtualpoker chips. Take note that he is criminally prosecuted and willbe going to jail for stealing virtual chips. Ashley Mitchell is saidto be guilty of stealing around 400 billion virtual poker chips.How much is the value of these chips? The chips are said to be worth 12 million US dollars! Justimagine how big the industry is when virtual chips can be worth 12 million US dollars! Wow, it isamazing!The British hacker who just pleaded guilty to theft admits that he is a gambler and one thatfrequents gaming sites every single day. He said that he targeted a particular gaming site and thissite is successful in social media addresses, such as Facebook, where it extends its game play.Ashley Mitchell posed as an administrator and hacked into the site to steal chips. The account ofthe hacker was reported in news giants such as BBC.He tried to launder the money and earned £53,000 (nearly US$86,000) but was caught andapprehended, making his antics a violation of the money laundering act. This just proves howthese online sites make sure that their facilities will not be used for money laundering activities. Itis amazing how fast the transaction went and how fast the site and the authorities caught up withthe hacker.The British hacker was penalized and charged with violating the Computer Misuse Act. Mitchelldid not put up a fight and instead admitted he was guilty. His guilty plea was heard by ExeterCrown Courts Judge Philip Wassall. The judge said he would be behind bars for years due to thistheft.So, you see, there is no crime that should be left unpunished. And even if it was a cyber crime, it ismuch easier to trace and the consequence is dreadful.