"Cosmo the God," a 15-year-old hacker extraordinaire, was one of the "f-----g nerds" who terrorized Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White for his support of anti-piracy bills SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP).
UFC.com was hacked and White, despite everyone advising him it was a bad idea, invited a fight with the group of hackers. It's not a fight anyone thought he would win.
Well, he did. Kind of.
That's because Cosmo was pinched by the FBI for his role in about a zillion cyber crimes earlier this year, including credit card fraud. Now, he's been sentenced for his infractions and while he avoided jail time, he'll still be paying a steep price.
Representatives from both the Long Beach district attorney and public defenders offices refused to comment on the case, given Cosmo's status as a juvenile. However, according to Cosmo, the terms of the plea place him on probation until his 21st birthday. During that time, he cannot use the internet without prior consent from his parole officer. Nor will he be allowed to use the Internet in an unsupervised manner, or for any purposes other than education-related ones. He is required to hand over all of his account logins and passwords. He must disclose in writing any devices that he has access to that have the capability to connect to a network. He is prohibited from having contact with any members or associates of UG Nazi or Anonymous, along with a specified list of other individuals. He had to forfeit all the computers and other items seized in the raid on his home. Also, according to Cosmo, violating any of these terms will result in a three-year prison term.
The long arm of justice strikes swiftly once again.
"Anonymous" hackers recently shut down the UFC.com website, prompting ZUFFA's legal eagles to get the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and part of the Department of Homeland Security involved. The Federal Bureau of Investigation; however, was already on the job.
Two down, two million to go.
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