Successful blackmailers will always operate on the basis of an exchange of something he or she wants by threatening someone with something they don’t want. It’s like this, they say: “Look what I know about you…give me this or the world will know about that” or “I can do this damage unless you do as I say!” Simple to understand – right? So what happens when you get a stalker, black mailer, hacker (all in one) asking you for money and threatening you with things one does not care about? Well, a very interesting party begins!
This is the story of THE FASHION HACKER (She has so many alts, I will just call her like that); a rather ‘successful’ hacker in Second Life. She has wreaked havoc and inflicted damage to Gor sims, she has copybotted many designers, she has copybotted items and uploaded them under somebody else’s name so the designers think an innocent person is the copybotter, she has crashed sims, she takes fake pictures using her copybotted shapes having sex with each other to embarrass you publicly, she will make up videos of you and she is hungry for money. She will invent anything under the sun to extort you for money, but on the other hand, if you have some common sense and a bit of thick skin, she is actually nothing but a very sad soul.
I met this person when she opened an IM to me and said: “You either crown me Miss Virtual World or I will crash your pageant!” I answered: Crash away hun! No crash can ever be worse than MVW 2010! Then she said: “Pay me 50,000 Lindens or I will copybott you!” And I said: “Copybott away! No one in my friend list would ever want to look like me” And I even offered to open a shop in my malls called the ‘Frolic Memorabilia Shop’ to offer her zero Linden Mr Mills copies. I never heard back from her on this matter.
She is busy attacking any fashion event on the grid and I have heard reports she has already crashed many fashion shows, pageants, auditions and anything else her little heart desires. She has copybotted many designers and avatars and all of a sudden she wants to be the next MISS VIRTUAL WORLD!
Now she threatens me with crashing one show during BOSL FASHION WEEK and MISS VIRTUAL WORLD if I don’t pay. Again, why would I care if a show crashes? This person obviously knows nothing about BOSL; We have crashed a million sims a million times during a million shows without the help of a hacker. So I don’t get it…
The only way any hacker can hurt you is if you give them the power to do so. Even if you are a designer and she or he copybotts you, rest assured that 98% of SL will NOT buy the free copybotted version of your creation. Honest people don’t do that. Only a small percentage of the SL population would knowingly buy a copybotted product, and they were never your clients to begin with, so please stop worrying about this.
Can she hurt me by uploading copybotted items in my name? What designer would believe that? I am still using Phoenix because I am afraid of Firestorm! I couldn’t copybott even if my life depended on it.
Miss Hacker, dear…the only way you could hurt me would be if you published ‘THE BEST OF SL Magazine’ three days before me, and still this would be awkward, because you don’t have the infrastructure to deliver it. You can ‘scare’ models and designers by threatening to copy their avatars or their creations, you can intimidate and embarrass people by making up lies about them, but you will never reach your goals hun. EVER.
MVW is not a crown to celebrate a shape and a skin; we go deep into the soul of all candidates to find the beauty and kindness of the woman behind the keyboard. You may copy Anna’s avatar, hair, skin, some styling’s and even the crown, but I promise you, no one will ever acknowledge you as MISS VIRTUAL WORLD.
Designers will continue to create, models will continue to walk the walk, Fashion Agencies will continue to produce shows and I will always crown a MVW winner even if the sim crashes a million times. So please bore someone else with your threats: I will never pay you a cent and you will never be MVW.
How to deal with a person like this?
– NEVER ANSWER BACK
– COMPLETELY IGNORE HER OR BETTER YET JUST MUTE HER
– NEVER PAY HER A LINDEN! This is why she is in this business, and if you do, you are actually encouraging her criminal activities.
She feeds off your fears and reactions. She loves to play mind games to see what really bothers you and once she has that information, she will push that button and demand money or else …
IF ALL OF US JUST IGNORE HER, SHE WILL EVENTUALLY GET TIRED AND FIND A NEW LIFE, SO YOU ARE ACTUALLY DOING HER A FAVOR!
Right before me posting this article, she posted a video of me where she claims I am gay, 54 and get attacked 5 times a year. What this person doesn’t understand is that this is common knowledge, eventhough I am just 50 dammit and not one day older! Hacker babe, I appreciate you saying I get attacked 5 times a year, but try again, I get attacked 20 times a day! I am all embarrassed out, insulted out and have no reputation left since 2007!! Nice try though
Have you ever had a stalker/hacker? How did you deal with it? Please share with us!