Free-to-play is serious business. An employee of Machine Zone, the developers behind the highly successful free mobile title Game of War: Fire Age was arrested for alleged theft of trade secrets.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Jing Zeng, who worked as the firm’s director of global infrastructure, was intercepted by FBI agents as he tried to board a plane to Beijing. A federal criminal complaint alleges that Zeng was trying to make off with information on the behavior of the game’s millions of users, stolen from one of Machine Zone’s internal databases.
Via The Verge