Also, from what I understand of this post, he didn't provide them with full information as to the bugs, it was more of a "hey, I know a bug dealing with suchandsuch, pay me $50k and I'll tell you about it"...
Well, first of all, GameSpy hasn't offered any evidence that that's the way it happened, and I'm not inclined to take their word for it. Second, it wouldn't be extortion unless he made the public release of the exploits contingent upon the payment. From what I've read so far, it sounds like he did tell GameSpy what the problems were, although I can't tell whether he disclosed every bug he knew, or just some of them. Either way, if he's released the info now, then GameSpy had better be hard at work fixing the problems. Any way you cut it, their software is broken.
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