The NSA and its UK sister agency GCHQ, in a relatively late move, are using undercover agents to probe into virtual game environments.
This article titled “Spy agencies in covert push to infiltrate virtual world of online gaming” was written by James Ball, for theguardian.com on Monday 9th December 2013 14.17 UTC
To the National Security Agency analyst writing a briefing to his superiors, the situation was clear: their current surveillance efforts were lacking something. The agency's impressive arsenal of cable taps and sophisticated hacking attacks was not enough. What it really needed was a horde of undercover Orcs.