One MySpace Hacker Goes To Jail As Another Comes To Light
from the perhaps-they-need-to-fix-some-stuff-up dept
When Rupert Murdoch bought MySpace earlier this year, perhaps he didn't realize some of the problems the site has. Last year we wrote about someone who was arrested for spamming MySpace users and then trying to extort money from the company. Well, it now comes out that the guy in question has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for the little scam. However, the story also reveals some other facts that hadn't come to light before. First, the company had hired him to come up with a system to spam all MySpace users. He then created 27,000 fake users, and proceeded to spam all of them (it's not clear why). Following this, he asked the company to be hired permanently, or said he'd reveal to the world how to spam MySpace users. Something doesn't seem right in this story -- as it's not at all clear why he created all those fake users or why the company hired him to spam in the first place. However, it appears that hacking MySpace isn't all that difficult at all, as many, many people are talking about a recent hack by one MySpace user that quickly (and hilariously) made one user the most popular guy on MySpace in less than a day.