I Know Murder Isn't Funny - But This Actually Is

Friday, October 24, 2008

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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, who is jailed on suspicion of illegally accessing a computer and manipulating electronic data, used his identification and password to log onto popular interactive game "Maple Story" to carry out the virtual murder in mid-May, a police official in northern Sapporo said on condition of anonymity, citing department policy.


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.
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