Real lives hacked in Second Life

A bulletin from Linden Labs early this morning alerts Second Life users that databases containing personal information have been hacked.  According to the site stats this morning, there are 648,420 total residents who have spent US$327,000 in the last 24 hours.

The money involved isn’t on the scale of Warcraft (estimated by some to be $1 billion), but it will be interesting to see how this impacts the bridge between real and virtual economies.