Update: Jagex has issued a statement stating that no credit card or banking information was dropped as a result of the breach. "Further to OSRS Gold yesterday's statement, we could affirm that none of our players' bank or card details were compromised," it said. "We work with an industry-respected, fully compliant third-party processor, to purposefully avoid staff using gamers' full bank or card details. This applies when players decide to store their information at payment stage for any future purchases. Jagex undergoes routine, third-party testing to ensure we maintain the highest security standards."
His claims were dismissed by numerous different gamers, several of whom indicated that it had been his own fault for not getting the account correctly secured, or that he may be lying around it entirely. But it came to light today he wasn't lying, which he was correct about the data breach, which was actually an inside job at Jagex. "We affirm that a Member of The Old School Team has been dismissed from job at Jagex following gross misuse of moderator privileges," Jagex said in a statement posted now. "During our rigorous regular system checks, intermittent activity was identified on small number of accounts, including the motion of wealth and items back to the live game"
"After our investigation, we could resolve the problem before any significant impact was made into the broader game, or economy. We also have taken steps to return things and GP to some accounts that are affected. Whilst we do not return items or stone, we feel that given this odd situationwe wanted to guarantee no players lost out to the rogue activities of a member of team ."
Jagex added that it is"working together with the authorities" concerning the episode --45 billion coins has considerable real-world value--but said it couldn't offer further specifics. However, in accordance with this Resetera thread the employee in question is Jed Sanderson, aka Mod Jed, who may actually have stolen 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 Cheap RuneScape Gold Terror clan, which has been accused of using DDoS attacks to impede competitions in tournaments, including a $20,000 championship that took place in September of this past year. Jagex said in the time that its investigation had found no evidence of wrongdoing by Sanderson, but in the aftermath of this I anticipate that it will be taking another look.