Hacker ‘Cosmo the God’ Sentenced to an Internet-Free Existence

The 15-year-old hacker ‘Cosmo the God’ was sentenced last week in juvenile court after pleading guilty to multiple felonies.

“Over the course of 2012, Cosmo and his group UG Nazi took part in many of the highest-profile hacking incidents of the year,” writes Wired’s Mat Honan. “UG Nazi, which began as a politicized group that opposed SOPA, took down a bevy of websites this year, including those for NASDAQ, CIA.gov, and UFC.com.”

“Cosmo was finally nabbed in June, following a coordinated law enforcement action that also led to 23 other arrests, spread across eight US states and 13 countries,” writes The Register’s Neil McAllister. “He was eventually arraigned on a laundry list of charges, ranging from credit card fraud, to identity theft and online impersonation, to making bomb threats.”

“The young hacker says that the juvenile court has sentenced him to a probationary period up until his 21st birthday,” writes Ubergizmo’s Gene Ryan Briones. “During the period, he will not be able to use the Internet without the approval of his parole officer.”

“He has also agreed to hand over all his account credentials, and disclose all the devices he can use to connect to a network,” writes Softpedia’s Eduard Kovacs. “He is strictly prohibited from communicating with anyone associated with Anonymous, his old crew, and other individuals from the hacking scene.”

Jeff Goldman
Jeff Goldman has been a technology journalist for more than 20 years and an eSecurity Planet contributor since 2009.

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