If you’ve ever spent any time playing World of Warcraft, you’re familiar with Peons4Hire, even if you don’t know them by name. The company, owned by In Game Dollar, was responsible for chat spamming players with advertisements for buying in-game gold and items. Peons4Hire were good at what they did, creating characters with names consisting of random strings of characters (see: Hrysocpoff, Thhvspoq, Xjoimlkzwwp), whisper spamming players using the game’s /who feature, and logging off before you had a chance to report them.
In a shining example of a Victory For The Good Guys, Wired’s Game|Life blog is reporting that Blizzard has won an injunction against In Game Dollar, preventing them from continuing their shady dealings for WoW’s entire lifespan. Clearly, this is good news for everyone in Azeroth. Virtually Blind has all the details, including all relevant court documents.