Turkish gamer heads to police after online character stolen
BURSA - Doğan News Agency
Hürriyet photoA university student has complained to police in the northwestern province of Bursa on the grounds that his character in the Knight Online multi-player role-playing game was stolen after someone hacked into his account.
Ahmet Kaya, 18, had put his character in the game up for sale after developing it for eight years. "My character costs about 2,500 Turkish Liras in the market, but I needed money urgently, so I was selling it for 600 Turkish Liras," Kaya said, adding that people should respect work, even if it is conducted on a virtual platform.
Kaya reportedly received a phone call and an email from someone who was interested in buying his character.
The gamer said that when he opened the mail from that person, his email account information was stolen.
He asserts that his character was hacked with the help of his email account information.
Following Kaya's complaint, the public prosecutor in the western province of Kütahya’s Tavşanlı district launched an investigation into the issue on suspicions of the “hindering, spoiling, effacing or modifying of an information system.”