On January 10, 2010, a member of the Woodbury University group in Second Life known only by the SL name of Haruhi Thespian gained illegal access to the secure, private wiki owned and operated by the Justice League Unlimited and stole about a third of its contents. Thespian allegedly gained access to the Justice League with the specific intent to defraud the League out of special access to its personnel, assets and resources. Thespian was supported by a gang calling itself “The Wrong Hands”, led by ringleader Robble Rubble, and comprised mainly of members of the Woodbury University group. “The Wrong Hands” took its marching orders from Tizzers Foxchase (Jorden Bellino in real life, a student of Woodbury University of Burbank, California), who identified himself as having made the judgment call to publish the wiki despite what he called the “collateral damage” of exposing not only himself but many of his friends in other griefing groups.
The stolen materials were swiftly bundled and put into viral distribution. The Second Life group, made up almost entirely of members of the banned Woodbury group, claimed responsibility for the theft. Copies of the BrainiacWiki began to appear on PirateBay.org, but were discovered to have been variously infected by virii and heavily edited by the posters and redistributed. Substantial excerpts from the stolen wiki were published directly in the Alphaville Herald, by the editor pseudonymed “Pixeleen Mistral”, who was identified in the Herald [and subsequent Wikipedia article] as Mark P. McCahill. McCahill works as a consultant in the IT department at Duke University of Durham, North Carolina, coauthor of several of the initial protocols and services of the Internet itself in the early to mid 1990′s, and continues to publish puzzling articles glorifying the arguably illegal activities of “The Wrong Hands”.
The Herald is a newsletter blog owned and operated by Peter J. Ludlow of Northwestern University, widely regarded as a Woodbury shill site. It is believed that the theft of the wiki and the barrage of smear articles appearing in the Herald were in retribution for a successful operation conducted the Justice League Unlimited earlier that month in which several members of the Woodbury group were intercepted in the attempt to raid the region “Zeide Kamp”, a Jewish cultural center in Second Life. Public comments by Robbie Rubble (his SL alias, real name unknown) suggest that the theft and was motivated by revenge for the League’s interception of the Woodbury raiding party before they could reach their griefing target.