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Lizard Squad Member Found Guilty of Hacking Into PlayStation Network and Xbox Live

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Lizard Squad Member Found Guilty of Hacking Into PlayStation Network and Xbox Live

Julius "zeekill" Kivimaki, one of the members of Lizard Squad - the gang of hackers infamous for launching a distributed denial-of-service attack on PlayStation Network (PSN) and Xbox Live gaming services around Christmas last year - has been found guilty of 50,700 offences related to computer crimes in Finland according to Finnish newspaper Kaleva.

Kivimaki played an integral role in last year's attacks and was also the group's spokesman in on-air interviews with Sky News. In order to bring down PSN and Xbox Live, the group used thousands of hacked home Internet routers.

However, Kivimaki will not being going to jail. Rather, he has received a two-year suspended prison sentence and his Internet activity will be monitored by the Finnish police.

While a large chunk of the Internet is up in arms due to the leniency of the sentence, the Lizard Squad Twitter account was having a field day, gloating about getting away scot-free in a string of tweets, one of which reads: "All the people that said we would rot in prison don't want to comprehend what we've been saying since the beginning, we have free passes."

(Also see: Kim Dotcom Strikes Deal With Lizard Squad to Leave PSN, Xbox Live Alone)

Another tweet read ruled out extradition, saying: "And no zeekill will not be extradited. Finnish citizens have the right to refuse extradition regardless of any treaty."

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