Top-Ranked GunBound Player Kidnapped For Password

Top-Ranked GunBound Player Kidnapped For Password

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A top GunBound player was kidnapped and held hostage for five hours in Brazil in a new approach to password cracking.

The hostage was lured to a shopping mall in São Paulo by the girlfriend of one of the kidnappers, who "met" the victim over the Orkut social network. Instead of meeting with her, however, he was intercepted at the mall by four kidnappers, who took him at gunpoint and held him for five hours. The plan was to extract his GunBound password, which they intended to sell for $8,000; however, after five hours of threats and a gun to his head, the hostage refused to divulge the information, and the gang gave up and released him.

Brazilian police have caught the four, who range in age from 19 to 27, but it remains unknown if they had a buyer in place prior to the kidnapping.

GunBound, a free multiplayer online game, features two-dimensional turn-based artillery combat between players in vehicles called "Mobiles." The game was developed in South Korea by Softnyx. Currently in its second major international release as GunBound World Champion, it is known in North America as GunBound Revolution and in Japan as GunBound: Planet Battle.

Low-ransom kidnappings, also known as "quicknappings," are commonplace in Brazil, especially in the poverty-stricken cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

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knight steel:

Wow that's over the top 0_0 kidnapping a guy for his game password and at gun point.....and then just to let him go I'm amazed.Oh by the way seeing how this came out in 2007 and no ones commented........I'm going to say

FIRST,I'M FIRST I COMMENTED FIRST

sorry about that but i have never said first before and i wanted to try to see what it felt like plus this has been out since 2007 so i thought no one would mind

please don't ban me

You don't get banned for saying first. You get banned for saying first and ABSOLUTELY NOTHING CONSTRUCTIVE.


It looks like they'll do anything for money in Brazil. Life must be really hard there...

Sounds like said player is pretty damn badass if you ask me.

"Give us the password!"
"You'll have to kill me."
*gunman trembles as sweat rolls down his brow*
"I...It's not worth your life. Just tell us!"
"You don't have the balls to pull the trigger."

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JEBWrench:
Sounds like said player is pretty damn badass if you ask me.

"Give us the password!"
"You'll have to kill me."
*gunman trembles as sweat rolls down his brow*
"I...It's not worth your life. Just tell us!"
"You don't have the balls to pull the trigger."

He sounds more like someone who cares more about keeping high ranked in an online game tohan living until he is 90....

I would have given them My password as soon as those damn dirty apes laid their paws on Me

Svenparty:
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JEBWrench:
Sounds like said player is pretty damn badass if you ask me.

"Give us the password!"
"You'll have to kill me."
*gunman trembles as sweat rolls down his brow*
"I...It's not worth your life. Just tell us!"
"You don't have the balls to pull the trigger."

He sounds more like someone who cares more about keeping high ranked in an online game tohan living until he is 90....

I would have given them My password as soon as those damn dirty apes laid their paws on Me

Me too. I just find it comical to think about someone clinging to their Gun Bound account passwords like it was the freakin' launch codes or something.

$8000 for a normally free GunBound account? Who the hell did they think they could sell that to?

How the hell do you dig up a 3 year old article that has no comments on it? That is quite a feat.

ok what the.....it says the original post was in 2007 and the most recent was.....today, did it seriously take someone THREE YEARS to comment on this?

OT: Its over 3 years old so i guess it's resolved itself

How bad does it suck to live in Brasil? How bad is it that when held at gunpoint for something asinine you refuse? Must be a super depressing kind of place. Oh well at least they didn't shoot him.

That guy really fucking loves his GunBound.

Also, this is REALLY old.

I think he must have thought it was a joke or something, and the longer it went on the less and less believable "We'll shoot you!" must have sounded.

Isn't there a password recovery system? But I guess the kidnappers would've gotten their money either way if they had his pass. That kid is either mental or have a nice set of balls of steel

 

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