The virtual terrorists who stormed the John Edwards Second Life campaign headquarters identified themselves as a longstanding Second Life "invasion group" called "Patriotic Nigras: e-terrorists at large," reports 10 Zen Monkeys.
The group posted the claim on John Edwards' campaign blog, saying they vandalized the campaign HQ "for the lulz." The person who posted the claim, using the name Mudkips Acronym, said he wasn't a Republican but "one of the most hard-core liberals I know."
A Wired blogger termed the attack a "modern-day equivalent of hippies freaking out the squares."
One poster summed up virtual attacks in Second Life, also called griefing: "The thing is…griefing is pretty much the only way to make Second Life fun if you aren’t a furry or a pedophile or something."
Watch recent attacks by the "Patriotic Nigras" here and here.