Ukrainian warehouse used thousands of PS4 consoles as FIFA Ultimate Team bot farm
By Ray Ampoloquio July 18, 2021
A recent discovery made by Ukrainian authorities has uncovered Sony PS4 consoles being used for criminal purposes.
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) announced that it had shut down a warehouse that housed 3,800 units of PlayStation 4 consoles.
An investigation launched by Delo, a business newspaper based in Ukraine, later found out the truth behind the operation.
As it turns out, the consoles weren't being used to mine cryptocurrency.
Instead, the suspects had used the consoles to farm FIFA Ultimate Team for profit using PC-controlled bots.
In a weird and convoluted way, this confirms that players can still earn high-value cards in Electronic Arts' popular FIFA video game sports series.
Of course, to earn enough in-game currency to bid on the cards that you want in FIFA, an operation similar to what was just uncovered is necessary.
Basically, what the PS4s did was to play games all day and rack up as much in-game currency as possible.
Once it had earned enough points, the operators would buy the best and most valuable player cards on the account then put the said account for sale on the black market for profit.
In other FIFA news, EA has revealed FIFA 22.
As is almost always the case, Electronic Arts' latest sports title has been met with criticism.
In particular, fans aren't happy that the next-gen upgrade of FIFA 22 comes at such a high price.
Stay tuned to Xfire for more news about FIFA.