Update: Jagex has issued an announcement saying that no credit card or banking data was dropped as a result of the breach. "Further to yesterday's statement, we can confirm that none of our players' card or OSRS Gold bank details were compromised," it said. "We operate with an industry-respected, fully compliant third-party payment processor, to purposefully avoid staff using players' full card or bank details. This also applies when players choose to store their information at payment stage for any future purchases. Jagex undergoes routine, third-party testing to ensure we keep the highest security standards."
His claims had been dismissed by numerous other gamers, several of whom suggested that it had been his own fault for not even having the accounts properly secured, or he might be lying around it entirely. But it came to light now that he wasn't lying, and that he was correct about the data breach, which was an inside job at Jagex. "We confirm that a Member of The Old School Team was dismissed from employment at Jagex subsequent gross misuse of moderator privileges," Jagex stated in an announcement posted now. "Throughout our rigorous regular system tests, intermittent action was identified on limited number of reports, for example, motion of wealth and objects back into the live match "
"After our investigation, we could solve the problem before any substantial impact was made into the wider game, or market. We have also taken measures to return items and GP to any accounts that are affected. Whilst we generally do not return items or stone, we believe that given this unusual situationwe wanted to ensure no players dropped out to the rogue activities of a member of staff"
Jagex added that it is"working together with the authorities" concerning the episode --45 billion coins has considerable real-world worth --but said it couldn't offer further details. He is also reportedly involved with Cheap RS Gold the Reign of Terror clan, which was accused of using DDoS attacks to impede opponents in championships, such as a $20,000 tournament that occurred in September of this past year. Jagex said at the very time that its investigation had found no evidence of wrongdoing by Sanderson, but in the aftermath of all this I expect it will be taking another look.