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Woman Arrested for Killing Virtual Husband

From Yahoo News:

A 43-year-old Japanese woman whose sudden divorce in a virtual game world made her so angry that she killed her online husband's digital persona has been arrested on suspicion of hacking, police said Thursday...

The woman used login information she got from the 33-year-old office worker when their characters were happily married, and killed the character. The man complained to police when he discovered that his beloved online avatar was dead....

She has not yet been formally charged, but if convicted could face a prison term of up to five years or a fine up to $5,000.


Talk about getting virtually even.

Well, it appears that this is virtual murder and the online husband obviously died by "hacking",with bare hands, just using the tips of her fingers on the keyboard.

Hacking used as a virtual murder method rarely happens but I have seen theft and fraud in the web as a more vicious and rampant crime.

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