Saturday, 17 November 2007

Teen arrested for stealing virtual furniture

I read a story lately that was really strange it was about a Dutch 17-year-old that got arrested for stealing virtual furniture from the rooms The Habbo Hotel,
The Habbo Hotal is a popular online teenager networking Web site where Habbo users can create their own characters, decorate their own rooms paying with Habbo Credits, but they have to buy the credits with real cash.
An Amsterdam police spokeswoman confirmed a report that the teenager was accused of stealing 4000 euros worth of virtual furniture by hacking into the accounts of other users.
Four other 15-year-olds were apparently questioned in the case,

So what did these virtual criminal masterminds they do with this virtual furniture I hear you ask! apparently they are suspected of moving the stolen furniture into their own online hotel rooms!

Wow 4000 euros worth of virtual furniture in there online rooms? that's about 50 times more then my real future costs in our real room.

While I can see that hacking into the accounts is very wrong the thing I wonder is isn't charging charging so much for furniture that doesn't actually exist also very wrong?

1 comment:

~*~princess jackie ~*~ said...

ghad, ang cyber world wala naring pinagkaiba sa virtual. kxe ultimo sa mga ganyan nangyayari pa nakawan.

kababawan it may seem pero malaking bagay un for them. 4000 sobra yan!