Update: Jagex has issued a statement stating that no credit card or banking information was lost as a result of the breach. "Further to yesterday's announcement, we can confirm that none of our players' card or bank details were compromised," it said. "We operate with an industry-respected, entirely compliant third-party payment processor, to intentionally avoid staff having access to players' full bank or card details. This also applies when players decide to store their information at payment period for any future purchases. Jagex undergoes routine, third-party testing to ensure we keep the highest security standards."
His claims had been dismissed by a number of different gamers, several of whom indicated that it was his own fault for not even getting the account properly secured, or he may be lying about it completely. However, it came to light now that he was not lying, and that he was right regarding the data breach, which was an inside job at Jagex. "We affirm that a Member of The Old School Team has been dismissed from employment at Jagex following gross manipulation of moderator privileges," Jagex stated in a statement posted today. "Throughout our rigorous routine system checks, intermittent activity was identified on small number of reports, including the movement of wealth and objects back to the live game."
"After our evaluation, we were able to resolve the problem before any significant impact was made to the wider game, or market. We have also taken measures to return things and GP to some affected accounts. Whilst we generally do not return items or gold, we feel that given this odd situation, we wanted to ensure no players dropped out to the rogue actions of a member of staff"
Jagex added that it is"working together with the police" concerning the episode --45 billion coins has considerable real-world worth --but said it couldn't provide further specifics. However, in accordance with the Resetera thread the worker in question is Jed Sanderson, aka Mod Jed, who might really have murdered in excess of 100 billion coins in total, worth over $100,000 on gold-selling markets. He's also reportedly involved with the Reign of Terror clan, which was accused of using DDoS attacks to slow opponents in tournaments, including a $20,000 championship that occurred in September of last year. Jagex said in the time that its investigation had found no evidence of wrongdoing from Sanderson, but in the wake of this I anticipate it will be taking another look.