MySpace hackers arrested and charged

By Justin Mann on May 25, 2006, 12:59 PM
Digital crime is recognized more than ever now, and we are hearing more and more reports of people being busted for doing bad things on the web. Two teens from New York state in the U.S. have been charged with extortion and illegally accessing computers, among other things, for their attempted shakedown of MySpace.com.

After finding a way to break into MySpace's servers, the two tried to use the knowledge of the backdoor as ammunition for getting money out of the company, to let them save face. Of course, rather than getting the $150,000 they demanded, they instead were both arrested and now face four years in jail. Does this show that Internet business owners are becoming a bit more defensive, or that detection and prevention methods are getting better?

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