It sounds like the hackers at the NSA somehow convinced their clueless superiors that a good way to monitor terrorist activity was by playing the online MMORPG World of Warcraft. A briefing document published by The Guardian titled ‘Exploiting Terrorist Use of Games & Virtual Environments’ describes games like that as ‘target-rich communications networks’ where targets could ‘hide in plain sight’.
The document claims that these terrorists suspects may be using the game to talk to each other and transfer funds.
Blizzard Entertainment, the producer of World Of Warcraft, told the Guardian: ‘We are unaware of any surveillance taking place. If it was, it would have been done without our knowledge or permission.’