Most people that hack or otherwise cheat in video games are simply doing so to gain an unfair advantage against their opponents. For Anthony Clark and three others, their motivation allegedly had little to do with playing games.
Clark is on trial for conspiracy to commit wire fraud after he and three others allegedly created a tool that allowed them to mine FIFA coins from Electronic Arts’ servers.
FIFA coins serve as the in-game currency for EA’s popular FIFA soccer games. They can be earned by playing the game or purchased using real money, allowing gamers to purchase player packs. The coins are also readily available on the black market from dealers in China and Europe.