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Lizard Squad kid bandit who did 50 THOUSAND HACKS dodges cooler stint

Judge gives 17-year-old suspended sentence

A Lizard Squad teenager won't spend any time in the slammer despite admitting to a Finnish court that he compromised 50,700 systems in a long career of computer crime. He also pleaded guilty to other cyber misdeeds.

Julius "zeekill" Kivimaki, 17, received a two-year suspended prison sentence, and will have his internet activity monitored by the cops, according to newspaper Kaleva (in Finnish).

Lizard Squad is best known for launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live services in the run-up to Christmas last year, before cynically launching a DDoS-for-hire service called LizardStresser days afterwards.

Kivimaki played a key part in these offences, not least by acting as a Lizard Squad spokesman in on-air interviews about the attack with Sky News.

The group's attack infrastructure was put together using thousands of hacked home internet routers.

Finnish cops cuffed Kivimaki in late 2014, and charged him with a variety of offences, including network security breaches, payment fraud, and harassment. ®

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