Right now we had a massive griefer attack at the garden. First some avatar named Mxxx Ax came to me and asked me what I am looking for. I askes him: "why?" He told me on an instant message, that he is a pimp and wants to sell me the services of his whores for about 10 L$. I told hime: "Fine, thank you, but my girlfriend would mind." Then this moron said something like "Well, than I must cage you" and began caging all people in the entrance of the garden. Another friend of his, named C.H. came in, too, and helped him.
Here is some transcript of it, anyway:
Mxxx Ax: barth
You: hi mxxx.
Mxxx Ax: what do u play this game for sex?
You: Why do you ask?
[15:33] Mxxx Ax: cause im a pimp and im selling hoe's if u want sex i can sell u a gurl for 10L$
[15:33] Bartholomew Gallacher: no, thanks, my girlfriend would really min.
[15:33] Bartholomew Gallacher: +d
Mxxx Ax: fine then ill just cage u
Caging is quite difficult, since when you are in such a cage it is normally not possible anymore to get out of it on your own - besides logging off and logging on.
It went even more worse, they had some bigger cages, too, and plastered them all around the garden and threw some kind of napalm on it. At least some time you could not see anything in the garden because of the smoke and it got laggy, too.
The whole attack lasted for about 10 minutes, then it was over. The griefers got banned on all parcels of the garden and all griefing objects were deleted by the owners.
So, what's the moral behind this story? If you want to do business in SL, better count on if you are having success or behind your store is a big real life company, that sooner or later some griefers are going to show up for sure to make your life hard as hell.
And of course in the moment where you cannot handle them at all, like a press conference going on.
So - better invest some money in good security and security precautions! It can save you from many potential headaches. SL is like the Wild West, sometimes!