By David Kravets
October 23, 2008 | 7:32:20 PMCategories:
A 43-year-old Japanese woman, angry over a sudden divorce in the virtual online game Maple Story, has been arrested on suspicion of hacking into the game where she killed her once-virtual husband, authorities said.
Authorities said the Miyazaki woman illegally accessed the game with a password she hijacked from a colleague. That made it appear as if her coworker committed the online murder.
According to The Associated Press, the woman told police: "I was suddenly divorced, without a word of warning. That made me so angry."
The hacking allegation carries a maximum five-year prison term.