Well, that's one idea. Just smash all the evidence.
According to a recent report in The Columbus Dispatch , a 23-year-old man suspected of assisting with the 2008 attack on the PlayStation Network has been sentenced to house arrest for one year.
If that seems like an awfully light sentence, that's because the sentence has nothing to do with the hacking itself. It seems Todd M. Miller (who only completed school up to the ninth grade), was sentenced for obstructing a federal investigation. After the FBI spoke with Miller in 2011, they returned to his home to find that all the computers had been destroyed, including the information they probably needed that was stored on hard drives. So there wasn't enough evidence to pursue the hacking charges, unfortunately.
During his hearing, Miller told judge Peter C. Economus that he was just "immature and ignorant" and that he got "caught up with the wrong people." Economus sentenced him to three years probation and ordered him to pursue a high school equivalency certification. …you know, I'm sorry, but I always knew these people were under-educated, egocentric morons.