A Nuclear Side-Effect of Real Money Transactions

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RadioactiveAccording to this article at the New York Times, Kim Jong-il (leader of North Korea) has been working with a group of hackers based in China to hack into the servers of South Korean massively multiplayer online games such as NCsoft's Lineage. The hacks allegedly enabled bots to farm for gold that was then sold for real money used to fund the North Korean regime. The scheme reportedly brought in around $6 million over the course of two years. North Korea apparently denies the scheme, accusing South Korea of pursuing conspiracy theories. See? Your gaming habit can be used to fund the development of nuclear weapons.

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