MWEB GameZone writes: "'I'm Coming For You,' Says Ex-Sony CEO John Smedley via a barrage of tweets to the convicted hacker from Lizard Squad."
Im with Smedley on this, this kid should learn a lesson or two.
I just love Smedley!
Love is a strong word... but yeah he's a good guy and has every right to be angry. We all have actually, this kid and his lizard friends belong into a nice, cold prison shower to see how life really works.
having public feuds over the internet isn't the best approach imo.
And when you're an ex-CEO you can show him where it's appropriate to have public feuds.
And exactly what IS the best approach?
http://venturebeat.com/2015... told ya so
That... doesn't prove it's not the best approach. Just proves LizardSquad didn't take it lying down. And? Sometimes the best approach isn't the least confrontational one. Sometimes you gotta get roughed up a bit before you can land that knockout punch.
If I was the one who was the target of this punk kids actions, I would do him the favor of creating him a brand new anus, right in his throat. And as with many anus', many objects would be entering and exiting his new hole.
Ah snap, some serious shiet about to go down.
The little sh1t! I really hope it's not the last we've heard about his punishment. That terrorist threat with Smedley on was horrible.
"Julius's Twitter bio describes him as the "untouchable hacker god." If that wasn't enough, Julius went on to retweet the MC Hammer song, "U Can't touch this", in what we interpreted to be his response to his recent ruling. " What an absolute loser. What a massive tosspot. The kid needs the most severe beatings of his life. Good news that he has other pending cases against him. I hope he gets absolutely destroyed in court. What a muppet. Honestly
Well that hacker is a human being. He can be broken and eliminated. Which is why I find is attitude just stupid.
If this little stain is a 'human being', I don't want to be part of the species anymore. I sincerely hope he gets slammed with major time in jail/prison, or has such a huge fine slapped in his face that he can't hope to pay it off within the next 20 years. Eh, that's just my opinion on things though. Here's hoping he does get broken and eliminated.
He actually thinks he can't be touched? Lol. This when Jared from Subway was detained for possible child porn. Yeah, this little brat is soooooo invincible. Pff. The best hackers don't draw attention to themselves and those are the ones never caught. This kid just hides behind a VPN using tools that REAL hackers made.
Jared, smh. Gives a whole new meaning to $5 foot long, eh?
I legitimately lol'd at that one. XD
they got no prison time, and posted that they have a "get outta jail free card"!
And all it takes is for one more charge to be filed against him, and the prosecution showing he has no remorse to get the judge to throw him in jail for being insolent. He may have gotten off easy now, but the likelihood that he's done other stupid stuff is likely quite high.
Seriously, he's just painting a huge bullseye on his forehead.
Title is a little misleading. I read it and thought Howard Stringer, the actual ex Sony CEO, was going after Lizard Squad.
No he wasn't he has called this one kid out directly. He also says that his parents should be held responsible. The title is accurate.
Yeah right, parents should be held accountable for every stupid thing their child does.... some people are so out of touch with reality.
@Shinuz: If the kid is under 18 then his parents should absolutely be held responsible. If he lives with his parents and is over 18, they should be held partially responsible if he committed those acts under their roof. Parents need to be better stewards of children these days because you never know what your kid is doing unless you look for yourself. Their kid has been a problem for business, which can effect the lives of employees. The parents did not do their job raising him properly and need to be made to understand that the way their child behaves is a result of how they were brought up and apparently they didn't do a good enough job.
Dragon is spot on. I have 2 kids that are 10 and 7 and I should and will take full responsibility for how I raise them. Get real, out of touch, heh. SOME parents let their kids do whatever the hell they please and then wonder why those same kids turn into d-bags like this guy.
I guess it could say ex Sony Online Entertainment CEO.
I am actually interested seeing will our government have the backbone to keep him here, or will he be sent to a "fair trial" in the US. I am guessing the latter because currently we are being lead by nationalist, wimps and number turncoats. Wouldn't be surprised to see them bend over.
Think they'll have to. Finland and the US have a treaty dating back to the 70's which allows extradition to the US from Finland, and vice versa. Not sure if there are limitations...such as not for capital crimes where the death penalty is a possibility, but otherwise, for a case such as this, I can't see why they'd keep him. The guy caused all sorts of trouble for people on an international scale. Millions of dollars lost. Finnish gov't may not be willing to do what needs to be done, but no reason they can't pass the buck onto the US. I imagine there are other countries which could go after him as well, and EU laws would allow him to be arrested without extradition. Unfortunately, these things tend to take time...bureaucracy and all, so it'll be a while before we see how it all plays out. The guy himself should be a bit more humble...bragging right now isn't going to do him any favors.
He's Finnish Citizen not a US fugitive. Crime he committed was committed in Finland. Extradition of own nationals is not something that countries do lightly, I have never heard US handling out their Cyber Criminals to other countries.
True, but his crimes were international, which may make extradition possible. Not saying it will happen, but the law enforcement in other countries is obligated to press charges for crimes that happen against their own citizens. There would have to be an extradition hearing, at which point, the Finnish courts would decide if the country pressing charges against him has reason to do so, at which point, they would be obligated to extradite him regardless of his nationality. He's a EU citizen, so he still has to abide by international laws on such matters. I couldn't say if we hand over our own cyber criminals. Generally, cyber criminals in the US don't get off so easily...particularly with so many charges against him, and the nature of some of those charges would have made it so he wouldn't even be out on bail. After the US convicts a criminal, he'll have to serve out his term here before extradition could begin, except in the case where a foreign country wants to press charges and then they'd be required to send him back unless some other arrangement were made. I'm sure there are some counts where our citizens have been extradited for such things, but truthfully, most of these crimes do not make headlines that gain much traction among the mainstream press. Even this story is mostly kept within the gaming circles. Quite honestly, civil action against him is more likely, as there are individuals and companies which could now easily press charges as he has already been found guilty.
https://m.youtube.com/watch... The hacker did an interview about the hack, and talks about security's of the companies network's. The ironic thing would these very same "defenders" of the public interest feel they would have security for the building's they live in if some one came and torched the place they live @.. That Is exactly what they just do not seem to get or just do not freaking get or grasp. There is no 100% fool proof hacking defense, no amount of freaking money can prevent a hacker with quality experience in security encryption/decryption and tools to prevent all hacks. Paying for DDOS service is again not 100% fool proof. The concept you do it because you can is no different in ideology as than some arsonist getting his kicks on torching someone's property's. That is like blaming the property owner from not having additional security of fire proofing the entire freaking building. Its a very lame excuse, to cause trouble because you can. Don't start nothing there won't be nothing. If and when the freaking internet would ever shut down, what would this skill net them..hmmm absolutely nothing. The Arrogance of some of these hackers and the god complex they seem to have and some freaking chip on their [email protected] shoulder of many of today's youth, in my opinion is very troubling to say the least. They talk about Responsibility's of security, but I would wager not many if ever these hackers has served a day in the armed forces defending a country and putting their life on the line in security of ones self and the loved ones back home. The fact they have the Audacity to even claim , they are just "looking out for people" while laughing and making lite of the Actions they cause show just the true colors and the Ethics of the type of people they really are. When you served in the armed forces defending others with selfless sacrifice in defense of people and uphold the security of people, than you can talk about security!
There are publicly responsible hackers out there. Many of them find flaws in companies security, and then notify the company of the flaw. They don't usually make it public unless the company doesn't do anything about it. Otherwise, I agree, some of them have over-inflated egos, and end up costing companies more money than the good they actually do. It costs a lot of money to run IT security for any company, from big to small, and all these attacks do is hurt the end consumer.
What an idiot, this is EXACTLY what Lizard Squad want.. a reaction out of him. Not to mention he is a CEO of a game development company and is publicly threatening someone who is legally classified as a child. Sure he has every right to be angry at them but in his position, he really should be a little more professional.
You assume anger is his motivation. Did it ever occur to you that you could be wrong, that there is another reason he is attempting to provoke these morons?
Yeah, he could be trying to bait them out.
Exactly. It is the kind of move some authorities would make if a person of a certain profile were willing to cooperate. It is the sort that occurs because of the sentence and what some powers view (rightly) as getting away with it.
@aiBreeze Do you remember when Gabe Newell worked with the FBI over the Half Life 2 leak? they tried to lure the hacker with a fake job interview. Eurogamer wrote a fantastic article about the whole thing. http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
100% the fact , when they still have charges pending..it's pretty much telling about this. http://m.wsfa.com/wsfa/db_3... Where he is is not on that list, so he can be extradition bound, to the US. Next: the hackers already admittedly are a hacking group. Thus..here is the big one..guess what that falls under...? Yup you guessed it...the RICO act..yes now computer crime's that are a group effort fall under..the RICO act. Corporate espionage, international corporate espionage.. Yes two charges, but they can both be leveraged against the entire group. The RICO act means a whole other ball game if you are charged under that charge. He better pray he is not, because if he is or they used it as a lever to get him to turn over on his buddy hackers in his group. Not going to be pretty. He may need extra security for his rear end after that spanking.
I do not believe Finland will honor an extradition on a 17 year old. If you look at how they handled this internally it is a sign they do not think this a serious matter. I wish it were otherwise. This individual hasn't done something from which they will learn a lesson. He is a cancer and society would be far better off without him.
@joeorc //1. Neither Contracting State shall be bound to deliver up its own nationals, but the executive authority of the requested State shall, if not prevented by the laws of that State, have the power to deliver them up if, in its descretion, it be deemed proper to do so.// He's Finnish Citizen and extracting own nationals especially minors makes this a bit more complex.
or... the so called 'child' should be given some real discipline. Kids of today are weak and pathetic, when I grew up, I was taught how to take a punch and how to give 'em straight back, no knives, no guns, but real problem solving abilities. Kids of today hide behind the internet and anti corporal punishment rules, thinking they are untouchable. In just 15 years, the children of developed countries of this world have become pathetic wet-bags that show no respect to their elders because they have yet to feel the cold hard smack of real justice. 'you cant touch this' his tweet sums it up perfectly. After a swift punch up I don't think he will be tweeting the lyric 'take me to the hospital' (Prodigy). I will gladly oblige.
No doubt he's already a target among a lot of people. From other hackers who believe in being responsible because he gives them a bad name to just random people who feel that justice was not done. Here in the US, if people get off easy from a crime that people take personally, then someone is going to retaliate. I'd imagine there are ill-adjusted people like that in Finland as well. He's not off scott free yet. If he thinks he's clear from legal obligations or retaliations, then he's very wrong. He can easily be sued by several corporations, the people he personally attacked, or tried again for other crimes which are found he committed. When it comes to the criminal charges, the governments in other countries have a responsibility to bring prosecution against him, so it's not a matter of the other governments just saying it's not worth the trouble.
I feel this guys anger, but I hope he does not hurt his chances in court by directly contacting and threatening this tadpole. They may be able to use this against him as a form of harassment. The way I see it is he has two choices... 1. Let the legal system run its course. or 2. Get on a plane to Finland, find the little sh!t and beat 50 shades of grey outta him.
Option 2 could be beating on him for a long time. He doesn't really look like the type to eat erotic fan fiction.
I feel these lizards twats can only understand straightforwards communication ie exactly the way Smedley does and everybody should treat them that way.
too bad most of the lizard squad members are underage and live in places like finland where they wont be punished, even if they are caught.
Hold on there, they Infact can be.. http://m.wsfa.com/wsfa/db_3... Extradition can be leveraged against them, worse yet the entire group can be tried under the RICO act! If you think that's not very likely to happen, I would not be a betting man if I was you. LOL The age being a teen aged, really would not have much bearing, its the outcome against them that could Infact ban the usage of any computer,PC,tablet,game console's etc, anything with a internet access until they are well into their 30's. The skill they have could be used to help other hacker's, that is if they are able to do corresponding with other hackers which could send them to jail, like parol convicted felons cannot have contact with other felon's. Or you again do not pass go, do not collect $200..go directly to jail. Make no mistake about this, the fact he is free right now, does not mean much of any thing when you have charges still pending. This could be...I want to be there when you take him in off to jail.
Just give me 5mins with him, I'll show yous justice.
He should. That kid needs to pay one way or another.
Probably struck a plea they ca drop dimes on other hackers.
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