Cosmo the God sentenced after hacking spree that included UFC.com

The hack that appeared on UFC.com.

Remember the hackers who terrorized UFC.com briefly for the company's support of SOPA and PIPA? One of them, "Cosmo the God" was sentenced for his cyber crimes and while he received no jail time, the price he'll pay is steep.

"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.

From Wired.com:

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.

For more background on nerd warfare click here.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker