NSA And CIA Spied In 'World Of Warcraft' And Other Online Games

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Ein Besucher der Computerspiele-Messe Gamescom testet am Donnerstag (16.08.12) in Koeln am Stand des Herstellers Blizzard Entertainment das Spiel "World of Warcraft - Mists of Pandaria". Die Computerspiele-Branche in Deutschland klagt ueber fehlende Mitarbeiter. "Die Industrie sucht haenderingend Fachkraefte in fast allen Bereichen", sagte der Geschaeftsfuehrer des Bundesverbands Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware am Donnerstag auf der Messe Gamescom. (zu dapd-Text) Foto: Mark Keppler/dapd | Blizzard Entertainment

Not limiting their activities to the earthly realm, American and British spies have infiltrated the fantasy worlds of World of Warcraft and Second Life, conducting surveillance and scooping up data in the online games played by millions of people across the globe, according to newly disclosed classified documents.

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