The CEO of Daybreak, formerly Sony Online Entertainment, is not happy. John Smedley’s plane was grounded after a bomb threat last August, a move infamous hacker group Lizard Squad took credit for. A Lizard Squad member was recently sentenced, but Smedley wants more.
Lizard Squad was, of course, also responsible for taking down Xbox Live and PlayStation Network last Christmas.
17-year-old Julius “zeekill” Kivimaki is the hacker in question, and he’ll serve a two-year sentence with zero prison time. His online activities will, however, be monitored by authorities.
In a series of tweets, Smedley articulated his dissatisfaction with how sentencing went.
When you see him talking at @what_security, know that’s Kivimaki’s Twitter account. He’s been tweeting recently, and his bio describes him as the “untouchable hacker god.” OK, then.
Take it away, John.
Tell us how you really feel! (Actually, it’s hard to blame him for being so angry.)
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