Nizhny Novgorod police uncovered the theft of “tank” in World of Tanks

Law enforcement bodies of the Nizhniy Novgorod region found stolen in the online game World of Tanks account that his owner bought for 70 thousand rubles, reports the portal of Nizhny Novgorod with reference to the statement by the Deputy head of the regional Department of criminal investigation Department of GU Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia Dmitry Postnikov.

According to him, the statement about the kidnapping of the “tank” came from 24-year-old man last year. “Many people are now addicted to online games, spending sometimes large amounts of money. They buy accounts, buy to play tanks and planes. Last year we received an application about the kidnapping of the tank. It turned out that 24-year-old applicant had purchased for 70 thousand rubles account in the online game World of Tanks, which was stolen from him. That is tanks, of course, is virtual, but the money paid for them is quite real,” — said Postnikov at a press conference on March 2.

Thief “tank” revealed when you try to resell the stolen account to obtain for him the real money, said the representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs. The attacker was a resident of Lyskovsky district of Nizhny Novgorod region. To his credit — two crimes in the environment of online games, as well as two fraud in the sphere of writing dissertations, said Postnikov. According to him, last year statements about thefts in online games to the Nizhny Novgorod police said six people. “I think that the number of crimes in this sphere will grow,” — said Postnikov.

Multiplayer online game World of Tanks — the main project of the company Wargaming, which in 1998 he founded the graduate Institute of the Belarusian state University Viktor Acidic. World of Tanks has amassed over 100 million users worldwide. In 2014, according to research firm SuperData Research, the game brought the company over $500 million.

In February of this year, Bloomberg turned 39-year-old Victor Kislyi in the list of billionaires. His condition, according to the billionaires index the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, has exceeded $1 billion the Total value of Wargaming, in our assessment, is about $1.5 billion.