TITLE

Holy Cybersuit!

AUTHOR(S)
Fisher, Daniel
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;11/14/2005, Vol. 1 Issue 7, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on crimes related to Internet role-playing games. In 2005, a Chinese student in Japan was arrested for using a network of remote-controlled computers to steal virtual items in an online game called Lineage II and sell them to other players. And in Shanghai, China, a man was sentenced to life in prison after killing a fellow player who had borrowed his "dragon sabre" in the game Legends of Mir 3 and sold it for the equivalent of $870. Meanwhile, Electronic Arts faced a currency crisis when hackers figured out how to make unlimited amounts of "gold" used to buy items on Ultima Online.
ACCESSION #
21194749

 

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