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BURSA - Doğan News Agency (DHA)

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Naz Çetin. DHA photo

Naz Çetin. DHA photo

Naz Çetin from the northwestern province of Bursa said the weapons and equipment of her three online characters were stolen by hacking into her password.
 
"I feel like a beggar asking my friends to lend me their weapons and armor," Çetin said. 
 
Naz Çetin, 30-year-old and mother of two, said she had been playing the Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) "Metin2" for four years with her three online heroes, "Lara Croft," "Mitix," and "Cekuudo." 
 
Unidentified people hacked into her online characters and stole 6,000-liras worth of items such as the "full-moon sabre," "golden bracelet," "steel armor," and "heaven's eye pendant," Çetin said.
 
Çetin said she had a nervous break-down and fainted upon realizing the robbery, before her husband Ümit Çetin found and revived her. 
 
Çetin filed a complaint at the Bursa public prosecutor's office and the gendermerie Information Crimes Directorate launched an investigation. 
 
Çetin said she felt like a "naked baby" after her characters were stripped of their equipment.

December/11/2011

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