dogwars
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Causes
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A while back we told you about a dog fighting app for the Android smartphone called Dog Wars. It’s a sick game where users can fight their dogs against other virtual dogs. Celebrities like Alicia Silverstone and Michael Vick came out against it.

The game was taken off the market in April, but versions of it are floating around the Internet on unauthorized sites. Now, some animal loving hacker has decided to hack the older version of the game and put in a Trojan to embarrass the people who play it.

No, the hack doesn’t ruin your phone or delete the game. Instead, it sends a text to all of your contacts that says, “I take pleasure in hurting small animals, just thought you should know that.”

In addition, on the hacked version where it used to read “BETA” at the top of the app, it now says “PETA.” The hacker also made it so the user’s smartphone will attempt to sign up for PETA’s text messaging service.

While PETA’s name was used, no one thinks the animal rights organization actually hacked the app. It was most likely just a supporter who had fun taunting the people who enjoy the violent game.

Via MSNBC

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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  • don_miguelo

    “I take pleasure in this story, just thought you should know that.”

    This is cool. Funny if it changed their ringtone to shout “I kill dogs, please arrest me!”

  • georgina

    HA! that is just awesome. Cheers to the hacker.

    Super-cool-and-smart-animal-loving-hacker 1
    Closeted-animal-abusers 0.