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'Rapeplay'-style porn games targeted in 'name to shame' extortion scam

A Japanese cyber extortion gang is running a new "name to shame" scam by duping users who pirate adult games into installing malware, then demanding that they pay up to keep their names from being publicly posted on the Web.

"The installer asks a whole series of personal questions, including name, date of birth, phone number, mailing address, company name and game passwords," said Trend Micro's Rik Ferguson. "It also collects information from the PC, including screenshots of Internet Explorer's Favorites."

This information is then used by criminals to extort 1,500 yen, or approximately US$16, from the computer's owner.

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grumpysmurf3109d ago

So now cyber criminals are going after fans of tentacle porn and hentai? Man, is *nothing* sacred anymore??

spankipants3109d ago

... I'm speechless... (quickly deletes Rapelay off computer)

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Anon73493108d ago

Besides Redempteur and Raypture.

Incest, Rape, Child Pornography, Homosexuality, Violence, Cannibalism and everything else talked about in this article.

I have not a problem with any of these matters. Morals are completely subjective and "To each his own."

I may not be interested in a few of the topics mentioned earlier, but that's because of preference not because I believe they're wrong(Besides Violence and Rape).

Rape is just violence or assault with the added negative effects of sex, it shouldn't be treated as the worst possible crime, because it isn't. In no way do I condom rape in real life, although in art, movies, video games and other mediums I do think it's important to have the freedom to use rape and violence.

Rape in video games? Yes.

Violence in video games? Yes.

Real life? No.

Matthew943108d ago

"In no way do I condom rape" lol

Dark_Overlord3109d ago

to input all of your details into something that shouldn't be asking for them, you deserve what you get :D

TANUKI3108d ago

haha, that's very true...

Nevers3108d ago

ur playing a game that glorifies rape, I'd hope information would be made known not necessarily to anyone...but at least to the authorities.

Love to see Chris Hanson (NBC's To Catch a Predator) behind this site.

Baka-akaB3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

the game is crap that should just be left alone and dead ... but FYI , it only got two possible endings , the victims from the game stab you to death , or throw you under a train .

So i'm not so sure its glorified and even worth the fuss and extra attention it got and keeps getting .

Nevers3108d ago

... I'd never attempt to find that out about the game myself. Rape really pisses me off.

AssassinHD3108d ago (Edited 3108d ago )

But games that glorify murder are ok, right?

Don't get me wrong, as this type of game is not my cup of tea either, but if you think people who play it should be reported to the authorities then I would like to hear your thoughts on games that involve other crimes.

Baka-akaB3108d ago

oh but i still find it to be utter crap , and something that shouldnt even exist .

I just dislike as much the hypocrisy and innacuraccy from the press as usual when it comes to games .

You'd think if they , and some of the most offended people , cared so much about women rights , they'd start with complaining about (fantasy) rape movies going on in the porn industry of every country , for as long as porn existed .

But of course games are much much more poisoneous /s

Nevers3108d ago

Was that something I said?? NO... <3 it when people read something that isn't even there.

I will say that there needs to be justification for violence... I look down upon the use of violence when it does not progress a story and is only in there for shock value.

I mean... we talking Manhunt/SAW games or we talking God of War/Halo here??

Violence has it's place in society... rape does not.

Redempteur3108d ago

"Violence has it's place in society... rape does not. "

I must inform you that this is something that comes from a long time ago ..Rape is something that happenned in every society , every civilisation EVER created .It's human nature it's a urge that some people have .

Rape , like violence or slavery still exist in many countries in the world ...if you think otherwise you're d*mb.

Anyway video game like many media have some controversial titles ..Rapelay is one of them ..ONE!! one title in a industry that produce thousand of games every years ... seriously ..Some people are going to far about just one game ...

Rape is not better than violence ...it's just another urge some people needs and some don't.

Violence is not ok , rape is not ok .... but that's not the problem ..afterall this was just a game...
Rape is not ok in this game the same way it's not ok when the subject is brought to you in a movie you watch for example

El_Colombiano3108d ago

You who say rape is evil but extreme violence is okay are one sided and completely led by your culture with a narrow mind. And no I do NOT condone rape.

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djfullshred3108d ago

Games that have violence just for kicks are also sick minded imo. There is a difference between fighting for your (virtual) life in a game versus just going around killing for no reason. I have played a lot of violent games, but the context has always been survival from an enemy, not murder for thrill.

And rape is violence btw. Guys that find it erotic need some counseling before they should be trusted around real women.

Nevers3108d ago

"... in a ~Civilised~ Society"

If I was someone being raped there aren't words in our language to describe the violence I'd unleash upon the rapist. I'd hope between their momma and their dentist only I'd be able to positively I.D that pile of slime.

You cannot justify rape, my friend. Even if you're think "in human nature and just an urge some people have" .. um that's a bunch of BS.

I can justify violence... see my example above.

I also never NEVER said the gratuitous violence for gratuitous violence games were any better than anything. I believe I said the opposite ... but that would require Reading Comp 101... too bad most seem not to have gone that high.

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TheTwelve3108d ago

...Again...GREAT article. GREAT story. I'm all for it. But I'm sick of reading about it.

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Penno3108d ago

Yes, but did the other stories feature a large breasted manga babe preening in the article pic?

Mo0eY3108d ago

Uh oh, it has the words rape and porn in it. 1200 degrees by Wednesday, guaranteed.

seinfan3108d ago

Actually, I clicked on the article because of the picture.

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