Monday, September 11, 2006

Second Life compromised

Second Life, the fast-growing online virtual community has suffered a computer security breach that exposed the real-world personal data of its users.

Linden Lab, the company behind the Second Life site, said in a letter to its 650,000 users this weekend its customer database - including names, addresses, passwords and some credit card data - had been compromised.

Old fashioned hacking has not gone away. Linden labs now has an issue management job to do because so many companies have begun to take space in their virtual world to gain commercial advantage.