Julius “Zeekill” Kivimaki, a 17 year old affiliated with the hacking group Lizard Squad, has had an official ruling in regards to over 50,000 cyber crimes. Zeekill claims to have helped take down the Xbox Live and Playstation Network back in December.
Zeekill has been given 2 years of Suspended Sentence, and ordered to fight against cyber crime.
During the Christmas holidays, the DDoS attacks prevented users from accessing online services; for those bringing over old profiles, it prevented them from setting up their consoles at all.
Microsoft managed to get Xbox Live up within a few days, however Playstation Network only came up after Kim Dotcom paid off The Lizard Squad. Once the DDoS ran its course, Sony’s service was ready to be used once again.
Zeekill, who resides in Finland, has gotten off pretty easily considering how much he has done on the internet. Sky news interviewed him back in December, and the interview is worth checking out. Zeekill’s logic behind bringing down the service around Christmas time is interesting, to say the least.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPX8yCBdIZ8]