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09-09-2008   #1 (permalink)
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Default Mabinogi Was Hacked by A 16-year-old Boy

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Quoted from an online news article, 28 Jan 2008


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Recently, some Japanese media reported that a 16-year-old teen boy from Japan hacked the website of Nexon Japan and stole 36 million yen (325,000 Dollars) worth of game points used in Mabinogi, a popular MMORPG published in Japan by Nexon. But according to the report, the teenager originally wanted to have the dress worn by the princess.

According to investigators, the suspect used software from an illegal website to obtain the ID and password of a former NEXON employee, which he used to access the company's servers from his home computer last October. Once inside NEXON's system, he registered a new ID and password and began filling his coffers with the in-game money.

While most of the loot went unused, the suspect allegedly converted 7 million points into about 600,000 yen (5,500 Dollars) worth of web money, which he used to purchase books and software.

This hacking event has provoked a lot of discussion among the public, who are shocked that a gamer can even hack into an online game company's billing system.

It is reported that Nexon Japan has set out to re-evaluate their servers' security system and has already established a 24-hour monitoring system.

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A 16-year-old male gamer infatuated with the gothic dress worn by the fictional princess in an online role-playing game has been arrested for hacking into the game company’s servers and scamming a boatload of virtual money.

On January 24, Tokyo Metropolitan Police officers from the “Hi-Tech Crimes Control Center” arrested the high school student from Fukui, Japan and charged him with illegally accessing the website of Tokyo-based game company NEXON and stealing over 36 million yen ($325,000) worth of virtual currency used in the Mabinogi online role-playing game. The money can be used to purchase virtual items in the game, and it can be converted into real-world cash.

According to investigators, the suspect used software from an illegal website to obtain the ID and password of a former NEXON employee, which he used to access the company’s servers from his home computer last October. Once inside NEXON’s system, he registered a new ID and password and began filling his coffers with the in-game money.

While most of the loot went unused, the suspect allegedly converted 7 million points into about 600,000 yen ($5,500) worth of web money, which he used to purchase books and software.

The suspect has reportedly fessed up to the crime. “I originally wanted the dress worn by the princess,” he admitted, “but I just ended up racking up a bunch of game points.”
This is crazy...
 
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I think this was, posted before [or was it @ mt last time before it was dead]

It's pretty...amusing, lol.
 
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All that for a gothic dress @_@"
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Hack ntreev and giev free points plox ? they wouldn't know or care anyway D;
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Am I the only one singing songs of praises for this kid's hacking abilities? O.O
 
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Yeah, it was posted on MT....waay back
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cool kid,i am dont know why he got arrested. he didn't steal REAL money right?
they should be arresting pedo bears instead of kid's stealing cash points
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Yeah, it was posted on MT....waay back
only the one about the gothic dress was posted, not the other one. (I think)
 
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Am I the only one singing songs of praises for this kid's hacking abilities? O.O
no you're not
 
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I read this before o.o...
And lol, all that trouble just for a dress.
 
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cool kid,i am dont know why he got arrested. he didn't steal REAL money right?
they should be arresting pedo bears instead of kid's stealing cash points
He turned those cash points back into yen and bought software and books with it. That's counterfeiting because he used points to make his own money.
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lol olllllldddddd~

That why in US version you can't convert NX back to money ;-;
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Am I the only one singing songs of praises for this kid's hacking abilities? O.O
Well not really, all he did was download something from some website and then used it. Not sure if they knew who they were targeting though with the "former" employee thing.

I'm surprised they even had a feature to convert ingame cash to real cash o.o
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Yeah, this is kinda old...

But still, for a princess's dress, LOL.
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Old news is old.

The chance of this happening again would be slim, since they're probably taking alot more security measures after this incident.
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lol olllllldddddd~

That why in US version you can't convert NX back to money ;-;
Why were they doing that anyway?

I saw this some month ago... Its crazy lol
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isn't this happening to ntreev right now?
 
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isn't this happening to ntreev right now?
If someone did this to ntreev they deserve a freakin' medal ._.
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I'm sure if anyone had access to an old/current staff members id and pass and could remote into their network and edit the stuff in the database they would.
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