As per the creator, Robert Morris, the Morris worm unleashed on November 2, 1988 was intended to measure the size of the Internet. It, however, caused upto a million dollars in damage. Morris was fined $10,000 with 3 years probation and 400 hours community service.
The Apple iTunes Store was launched with 200,000 songs. In the first week itself, almost a half of that number were purchased - total 1 million song downloads. The music store was launched on 28th April 2003, and each song was sold for 99 cents. [more...]