MySpace had a serious secret weapon when it came to fighting the bad guys - Director of Security Enforcement E.J. Hilbert. Hilbert, a former Cyber and Counterterrorism Special Agent for the FBI, defended MySpace against spammers, scammers, hackers, virus spreaders and other lowlife from 2007 until earlier this month when he left the company.
He may have been part of the mass layoffs last week (trying to confirm this), but if he was it was a huge mistake to let him go. His name was brought up repeatedly by MySpace staffers over the years with a sort of awe - he was the defender of the castle, their FBI agent in the back room watching over everyone.
And right now, with Hilbert gone, the MySpace castle is in desperate need of a defender.