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Blackmailers got illegal computer access

Date: May 26, 2006
By: Matt Chapman

Two US teenagers have been charged with attempted extortion and illegal computer access following an attempt to blackmail social networking site

Shaun Harrison, 18, and Saverio Mondelli, 19, both from Suffolk County, New York, are accused of threatening to reveal how to steal personal information from MySpace unless a ransom of $150,000 was paid.

Harrison and Mondelli were originally kicked off the site for stealing information from other MySpace users.
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