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+ - Second Life: third party viewer DDoS scandal

Submitted by Godwin O'Hitler
Godwin O'Hitler writes: Modular Systems, who develop the popular Emerald client for Second Life, have confessed to hijacking the internet connections of its 80,000 users to mount a DDoS attack on the Web site of someone they didn't get along with, while writing the incident off as a silly prank: http://blog.modularsystems.sl/2010/08/20/shenanigans/
Many residents are in uproar over being involuntary accomplices in the attack, which was revealed by the targeted site's owner, posting on the SL forums as resident Imma Twig.

It remains to be seen how Linden Lab will respond to this matter. It looks like its going to be a stern test of their credibility in enforcing the terms of their recently rewritten third party viewer policy. The attack seems to be a clear contravention of paragraph 2.d.3 of said policy: http://secondlife.com/corporate/tpv.php — not to mention any potential legal recriminations.

There is one way to find out if a man is honest -- ask him. If he says "Yes" you know he is crooked. -- Groucho Marx

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