The two fellows who decided it would be smart to try and extort MySpace took a plea deal
today, letting them avoid a prison sentence. Instead, Shaun Harrison and Saverio Mondelli will serve a lesser sentence of three years probation, a fine and community service. Originally, the pair had a website which hosted source code and examples for exploits to be used against MySpace, and made them for sale to the general public. In return for a “fix” of sorts for the company themselves, they demanded a fee of $150,000. Of course, MySpace didn't bite and instead went to the law.
Luckily, crime doesn't always pay.