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British hacker jailed over £7m virtual gaming chips scam

A British computer hacker who stole 400bn virtual gaming chips from an international gaming company has been jailed for two years.

Ashley Mitchell, 29, broke into the Zynga mainframe, stole the identity of two employees and transferred chips said to be worth more than £7m to himself.

Mitchell, of Paignton, Devon, sold the chips through Facebook to other gaming enthusiasts and used the money to fund his online gambling addiction.

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