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Committing virtual genocide
Posted: 8 October 2012

In a virtual world, is it a real crime to unleash an attack that creates wholesale destruction of characters? Is it virtual genocide, or just a prank? Sometimes the exploit can have serious commercial consequences.

This MindBullet suggested this might happen in March 2012 - well, it happened a few months later, so that's a pretty good call!

World of Warcraft cities hacked
8 October 2012
Hackers have massacred all the virtual characters in some of online adventure game World of Warcraft's major cities.
MindBullet logo CYBER CRIMINALS DESTROY REAL ASSETS
Hackers wage war on citizens of prosperous virtual worlds
Dateline: 18 March 2012
Jupiter Stormshadow stares sadly at the remnants of his castle in one of the outlying fifes of Norrath. "All this used to be mine, then the serfs ...
 
 
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