The Internet is without question one of the defining innovations of the past century; with such prestige comes peril. The articles in the cluster below are from the dark underbelly of the Internet, the sites and viral news stories that have subverted the Web for nefarious purposes.
Take MMORPG games like 'Second Life' and 'World of Warcraft.' While they've given countless computer geeks, tech whizzes and antisocial recluses a new way to express themselves online, they've also been the cause of a bevy of court cases. At least now there's a legal precedent that proves online and virtual cheating is still adultery.
Big-name sites like Twitter and Craigslist have each been used by criminals for nefarious purposes. Even prostitutes have learned to continue working in an environment that's far less dependent on the weather.
Check out some of the other ways the Internet has been used for evil below.
Twitter for Terrorists
Criminal Communication Through Microblogging
Gangs Online for Recruiting and Intimidating
Online Divorce Feuds
Air Your Dirty Laundry On YouTube
Google Maps to Share Horror Stories
"Sod Abroad" Promotion
Using MySpace For Crime
MyCrimeSpace Dot Com
Social Networking for High Society
6 Networks that Reject You For Sucking
Another Second Life Lawsuit
Sex Toy Fraud
Ads Killed by Social Mothers
Twitter Moms Destroy Motrin Marketing in 48 Hours
Real Divorces Over Virtual Love Affairs
Court : Second Life Sex IS Cheating
Abetting Crimes on Craigslist
Thief Recruited Unspecting Decoys Online
Using Google Maps for Evil
Spotting Empty Pools for Trespassing
Homework Cheating Online
School Shortcut Site Makes it Easy to Cheat
Assassins in Classifieds
Hire A Hitman On Craigslist
Dating Sites For Cheaters
'The Ashley Madison Agency' For Married People
Child Porn Scandal in Second Life
How Will the Real World Deal with Virtual Crime?
Googling for Drugs
Pot Locator Using Google Maps for Weed
Cybersex Leads To Real Life Lawsuit
Second Life Hack Causes Controversy
Porn Stars Advertise On Craigslist (Nothing is Sacred Anymore)
My X Fantasy
New Program Photoshops Your Face Onto a Porn Character