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Man Arrested for Virtual Theft in RuneScape

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Man Arrested for Virtual Theft in RuneScape

TimesOnline is reporting that a man, who allegedly hacked into several accounts for the MMOG RuneScape to steal virtual characters and items, has been arrested by the British Police e-Crime Unit. It is believed he obtained the log in information of various accounts by using a phishing scam, tricking unsuspecting players into giving him their personal details.

Real-world arrest for man who stole RuneScape virtual characters - Times Online
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wtf?i dont think he got any "valuable" items.only some noobs got hacked.phishing is only "working" on noobs looking for hacks xD

anyway noone should be arrested for virtual goods theft unless they have a real life value.that guy got owned by the stupidity of the police xD
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Phishing and password engineering work on anyone except extremely careful folks.
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wtf?i dont think he got any "valuable" items.only some noobs got hacked.phishing is only "working" on noobs looking for hacks xD

anyway noone should be arrested for virtual goods theft unless they have a real life value.that guy got owned by the stupidity of the police xD
read the article... it has a quote from a man stating that a bag of gold or hammer or sword can be worht thousands of pounds.

but still... its runescape... its not even fully pay to play, so i agree with you. And i also agree that he prolly just hacked those that were looking to find hacks in the first place.
haha he was only given a police caution anyways.
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Phishing and password engineering work on anyone except extremely careful folks.

thats true
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Acording to UK Law he can get 2years jail or Fine 1500pounds
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stupid hacker
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ah jesus christ that's lame , arrest someone for hacking a crappy game like runescape ...
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TimesOnline is reporting that a man, who allegedly hacked into several accounts for the MMOG RuneScape to steal virtual characters and items, has been arrested by the British Police e-Crime Unit. It is believed he obtained the log in information of various accounts by using a phishing scam, tricking unsuspecting players into giving him their personal details.


Haha wow this has go to be the funniest thing I have ever heard.
Since when is it illegal to phish?
Has it always been?
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