Metaverse Crimes: What do you need to know?

Crimes in the metaverse are not always purely virtual. They can have real -life repercussions, especially at this time when the law is silent on this subject.

Crimes in the metaverse can be numerous. As social life increases in this virtual world, criminals will find ways to disrupt it. On the other hand, it is also conceivable that some may be more careless because there are actions that do not directly affect real life.

However, crimes in the metaverse can cause others troubles in society real. We know the law doesn’t exist yet. So, we decided to dedicate a few lines to provide clarity on this topic.

The metaverse, a much more complex universe

Facebook has become Meta. It’s not just a name change, it’s more of a RAPTURE towards a more connected world dynamic : the metaverse. The latter has become more central to all activities, commercial or not.

Businesses and individuals are developing a new way of life, connecting in a virtual world where everyone can be seen. On the one hand, companies present products sold in the metaverse. On the other hand, individuals buy it to get it. This means that this virtual universe is becoming more and more complex.

Just log in to meet your virtual friends. Simply, the metaverse is a world copied from our real world. Which means you can’t always avoid people you don’t want to meet. True, Meta remains ambitious for it by wanting to commit to its members that they can block the access of certain people to their world. But it’s just impossible.

So, it is complexity be a lever for Crime. In other words, metaverse crimes can take over. Today, cookies can be used to monitor how we behave on the Internet. Which means that, in the metaverse, no one can have a private life.

Metaverse Crimes

As mentioned earlier, the metaverse is a way for criminals to violate privacy, for businesses and individuals. piracy, the data leaks Companies risk running with the growth of the metaverse. Hackers will soon be looking for new ways to hack companies ’security systems through the metaverse.

Hacking and cyber intrusions

Such a weak security system will increase the rate of cyber intrusion and data leaks despite knowing how to invest in the metaverse. The confiscated information will be sold to the highest bidders. And buyers can be competitors or other people using it for a criminal purpose. It can also affect everyone’s privacy if their personal data is stolen.

Therefore, the harassment, fraud and violence are to be feared along with other crimes in the metaverse. Let’s not forget that from the early days of the metaverse, we’ve seen sexual assaults. But we can debate this topic because an attack that occurs in the metaverse does not directly affect real life. However, its effects can be devastating.

Thefts and extortion

Now let’s talk about thefts and piracy to extort. Imagine someone has their digital wallet and all their virtual money is stolen. Not only can he no longer buy things in the metaverse, but he also can no longer trust the security system.

In addition, you may be harassed by your avatar by forcing you to pay such and such an amount, otherwise your avatar will suffer attacks. Today, we live with a deep face and a deep voice. These are the forms of scams used to hackers to imitate your habit. In the mataverse, we also find his avatar (a fake) walking around with all our habits.

Thinking about it, it should be said that crimes can also reach the metaverse with nothing to do about it.

Will metaverse crimes affect real life?

If you collide with a car in the metaverse, it is impossible to imagine the bodily injury. This is already a positive thing. However, we need to repair the material damage, the vehicles in this case. That includes spending (even digital money).

If you are a victim of piracy, it cannot be denied that your real life is affected. Can be used by criminals stolen information to blackmail or harass you. It’s easier to find yourself in the real world using your metaverse data.

This is also true if your avatar has lost value. You need to exchange your real money for digital money to continue to enjoy the virtual world and its offers. Which leads us to the conclusion that real life and life in the metaverse depend on each other.

Thus, crimes in the metaverse no doubt exist injury about our real life. If your avatar is attacked in the virtual world, it is likely that the attackers are trying to find you in reality to try to do the same.

For businesses, the metaverse is like a portal for all kinds of piracy, espionage, and information theft. There is nothing worse than stealing information to bring down a company.

What about the laws of the eyes of the metaverse?

Right now, the Silicon Valley giants are rushing into the metaverse, not thinking much about the jurisdiction aspect of this world. This creates a lot of problems like legislation and legal vacuum.

Crimes in the metaverse, what lawmakers say

Privacy is a critical issue for lawmakers. It seems, however contradictory in the fact that we are evolving more and more in a connected world that is the metaverse. In fact, we have the law laws from another century when technology was just an accessory to society. Justice will then be seen indead end when it comes to deciding on something involving technology.

That’s why metaverse crimes may persist no punishment for the law failed to continue. Data leaks recorded in recent years are closely linked to the rise of social media. Not to mention harassment and personal attacks committed through social networks.

In fact, Meta has chosen a prohibition technique by reporting false information or harassment. But is it enough to limit crimes? However, it should be remembered that these companies seek above all to be profitable than to protect the privacy of their users. This vision is also valid for the metaverse.

Can we talk about a legal vacuum?

Because the law remains father, the problem of legal void is then aroused. If we take a court case involving metaverse crimes, it is difficult to decide. How many magistrates spend their time in the metaverse? How many of them plan to investigate a case of this kind without really knowing what this virtual world is?

On the other hand, it is important to implement virtual courses (meta course) in the metaverse. But it is still necessary to consider the adoption of new laws consistent with this universe and punishments commensurate with it. Such a project seems to be out of the priorities of metaverse designers. In the meantime, we must be content to be very careful, whether individually or as an organization.

Another void appears in the term of BOUNDARY between metaverse crimes and real crimes. When it comes to information leaks, they can happen in the real world and in the metaverse. However, the effects can prove to be more serious in real life even if the origin is the virtual world.

If the hacker lives in a country other than the victim, is it possible that the law can do something about it? Could international law be involved in this case? Only time will tell what will happen in this complex universe.

Conclusion

Crimes in the metaverse may increase as it attracts more users. Some can cause damage in real life, some don’t. Either way, the metaverse has become more complex. That will increase the number of crime in this virtual world.

Moreover, the law has been silent in the face of this progressive change. Legislators are far from adopting legislative and regulatory texts intended to serve as guidelines for this. However, we cannot deny the various positive points of the metaverse, the connection to an open world, which does not have to work, for example. Thus, it is wiser to resort to the law and to adopt guidelines to control access to metaverse activities.

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