Pet Society Home Ransacked, Italian Police Investigating

A Palermo, Italy woman's virtual home in Pet Society, the social pet Facebook game, was recently burgled. Paintings, mirrors, carpets, a jacuzzi, a designer sofa, a billiards table, and an aquarium, items she'd spent around $139 to obtain, were missing. Only the cat remained.

A Palermo, Italy woman’s virtual home in Pet Society, the social pet Facebook game, was recently burgled. Paintings, mirrors, carpets, a jacuzzi, a designer sofa, a billiards table, and an aquarium, items she’d spent around $139 to obtain, were missing. Only the cat remained.

If this were a hackers movie from the 90s, the group responsible would be a crack team of misfits, malcontents, and one attractive girl in a hoodie with a nose ring and a pixie haircut hunkered down on oversized laptops projecting their avatars into “Cyberspace.” Everything would be visual. They’d be clacking away on the keyboard, seemingly at random, and you wouldn’t understand how the keystrokes translated to the incredible things occurring on the screen. The woman’s items would be stored on a floppy disk. They would escape on roller blades.