Looks like the vandals who attacked Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards' campaign headquarters in Second Life with vulgar animations and images weren't cyber-Republicans, as previously assumed. According to a report from 10 Zen Monkeys that was sent to CNET News.com by a tipster, the vandalism appears to have been the work of a griefing brigade that repeatedly launches naughty antics throughout the virtual world.
A representative of the griefing team--which has a penchant for "videotaping" its pranks, setting them to music, and posting them on YouTube--claimed responsibility for the incident in a comment on Edwards' official blog. In the poster's words, the group "simply did it for the lulz." ("Lulz" appears to be a derivation of "lolz," which is in turn derived from the Internet shorthand "LOL" or "laughing out loud," which you have likely heard of unless you've been living under a rock.)
One of the group's apparent favorite weapons is the "Mario Mosh Pit," a barrage of cartoon Marios that was launched against the Second Life Liberation Army headquarters last week.