15-Year-Old UFC Hacker Sentenced in California

November 12, 2012
33 Comments

Ufc LogoA 15-year-old hacker, who was one of those responsible for hacking the UFC website, was sentenced in Long Beach, Calif., on Wednesday.  The underage computer savvy teen used the alias “CosmoTheGod” and was a part of the group UG Nazi, a network of hackers that brought down several websites in 2012.

He pleaded guilty to several felony charges in exchange for probation for all the charges brought against him.

Long Beach authorities declined to comment on the case, given the juvenile status of “Cosmo,” but Wired.com spoke with the convicted teen about his plea deal.

According to the Wired.com interview, “Cosmo’s” probation will extend until his 21st birthday.

“During that time, he cannot use the internet without prior consent from his parole officer. Nor will he be allowed to use the Internet in an unsupervised manner, or for any purposes other than education-related ones. He is required to hand over all of his account logins and passwords. He must disclose in writing any devices that he has access to that have the capability to connect to a network. He is prohibited from having contact with any members or associates of UG Nazi or Anonymous, along with a specified list of other individuals. He had to forfeit all the computers and other items seized in the raid on his home. Also, according to Cosmo, violating any of these terms will result in a three-year prison term,” stated the article

“Cosmo” was arrested in September as part of an international sting operation that spanned four continents and led to at least 24 arrests.

“Because there’s so much piracy of UFC merchandise, the FBI was already monitoring everything that was happening,” White told Inc.magazine at the time of the arrests.” “But after Anonymous hacked our site, we also got U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, part of the Department of Homeland Security, involved.”

The UFC has always had a stiff stance against cyber piracy and White has always opening criticized hackers.  On Wednesday, one was brought to justice.

  • Broman

    Guess Dana wasn’t ******* around

  • -E

    I wonder if the FBI kicked in his mothers door when they arrested him and confiscated her electronic devices. Serious waste of tax payers dollars and FBI resources.

    • PointCtrPoint

      howabout you offer a good or service that is hacked or otherwise used without permission and let us know if it’s a waste of time. Should it be ok to walk into a stadium without a ticket also? cmon man

      • -E

        He hacked their web page and redirected users to a web page that said CosmoTheGod. It was up for an hour or two before it was fixed.

        • Jasonicus

          Still illegal, chief.

          • http://www.facebook.com/brian.gilbertson.90 Brian Gilbertson

            Why is it, though? If not for skilled hackers, security software would remain unimproved and really dangerous people would have more weaknesses to exploit. Imagine if the CIA or FBI were easy to get into… These hackers are keeping Symantec, Mccafee and Cisco on the ball. They deserve to get paid every time a security patch is deployed. I believe most “Anonymous” people have good intentions. They’re taking on the Rothschilds, and that takes guts… or a futile deathwish. I’d hide behind a mask, too, if my enemy had Kings and Queens at their mercy, and Presidents on the payroll.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1843404488 John Connor

            Illegal is just a word in your imaginary world, it’s “illegal” for me to beat the **** out of you on the street but if were in a cage in the ufc it’s somehow legal now. So shove your ****** fantasy words up your ***.

            There is no crime and there is no law there is just business and the justice system is just that a business that makes money buying and selling crime to stupid people like yourself.

  • FightLove

    I would have taken the three years in prison if I were that kid instead of six years without the internet.

    • Jase Searle

      So basically you are saying that you would give up 6 years of no internet but can still go out and date/**** girls and INSTEAD trade it for 3 years of no internet, being around dudes 24/7 and the slight chance of getting butt raped??? Did I get that right? Whatever toots your horn man. I’m glad the little prick got what he got.

      • FightLove

        He’s a 15-year old hacker. He doesn’t go on dates. He’d be serving it out in juvi, not a maximum security prison. When he gets out he’ll have street cred and pull mad ass.

        • MikeB101

          At 15 I was smashing broads, but if you would rather spend your time in a concrete sausage jungle enjoy!

          • Maddawgmar

            Were u spending all your time on a computer. Nerds don’t pull ass. This kid probably is more turned on by binary code than females. And what if he is gay. Men might be his thing.

        • Jase Searle

          Well I must be out of touch with what 15 year old boys do these days because when I was 15 I was smashing meat wallets like there was no tomorrow. Those were the days when I learned to be man and how to last longer than a minute. I guess that damn facebook and twitter is keeping their hormones at bay. It might do him some good to be off it for 6 years.

  • stevemcz11

    Anybody involved in putting a 15 year old in prison should be ashamed of themselves. Hes a kid. Dana should be offering him an IT job with a fat paycheck so he can help prevent future attacks. American Government makes me sick

    • shakejunt

      hey remember at the end of world war II when we prosecuted all hitler’s top guys? …no? that’s because we didn’t. we granted them amnesty and merged their intelligence with ours to create the CIA. great idea right?

      • stevemcz11

        Im talkin bout not putting children in prison. Nothing bout WW2 Nazis. Completely different level of crime. Also by we you mean ye.

      • nadillon

        Evidently you haven’t heard of the nuremburg trials where we (the allies) tried and convicted all of the top Nazi personal. Most were sentenced to death. If your going to try and make up some ancillary unrelated point at least make sure its correct.
        Besides I agree with the other poster that a comparison to post WWII is irrelevant to the point at hand.

        • Milosc

          shakejunt is absolutely correct about the USA hiring Nazis after WW2, nadillion

          Search: “Operation Paperclip”

        • http://www.facebook.com/brian.gilbertson.90 Brian Gilbertson

          The Nazis tried to take on the Rothschilds. Now they’re dead. Imagine that.

    • Jasonicus

      Are you retarded? He committed a crime, kid or not. So if he killed someone, you would say “He’s just a kid.” Don’t be a moron.

      • http://www.facebook.com/brian.gilbertson.90 Brian Gilbertson

        Uh, yeah… he didn’t kill someone. Don’t be a moron.

    • Jeremy Nm

      Kids need to realize the repercussions for doing things like this, it’s called discipline. People like you Steve are the reason why today’s youth are a privileged group and feel like they can get away with anything and have everything given to them. Secondly where the hell are the parents in all this? Not only do kids need discipline but the parents need to do their job.

      • stevemcz11

        If he has to face repercussions that is fine but the repercussions for a 15 year old in America is a joke. That country puts its children in prison which is no way to discipline a 15 year old. If he had to face the music in a more civilised country then that would be ok but like I said American government makes me sick they just trying to fill there privately owned super jails with children.

  • bajafox

    Angelina Jolie in Hackers was hot

  • Jasonicus

    I say good. He deserves it. Probably thought he was a big shot. Now, look at him.

    • Richurd Cheese

      That is pretty stupid.

  • Todd Naz

    This kid will end up with a great job because of this. Don’t feel sorry for him, he just got his name out there.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brian.gilbertson.90 Brian Gilbertson

      Nope. His education ends here. He’ll be flipping burgers and slinging dope until he gets busted again. Instead of nurturing talent, we punish it. He might have one day engineered software. That door is now closed. He might have one day led a revolution. That won’t happen either. This kid is 100% society’s problem now. Put your tax paying hat on. We get to take care of him now.

      • elpasc-the13th

        Nah…I dont think so…
        A cpl yrs ago,here in Montreal,a “kid”(abt 15,I think!) hacked…Well,read this; http://bit.ly/8DDPZR
        And he turned out pretty good btw….he work in IT,and I dont think his “broke”…

  • Piledriver

    Binary code is hot!

  • anonymous

    Why did they forbid him to associate with members of anonymous? Anonymous isnt an organisation. Anonymous is anyone that calls themselves anonymous.

  • Steve

    Saying hackers have improved security is like saying car thieves have improved car alarms. And for the dude who would rather be in prison, you still wouldn’t have the Internet there so you would trade 3 years of your freedom just to be able to use the Internet 3 years earlier? That’s insane. Whatever happened to playing sports, dating, and partying? People need to stop glamorizing hacking. Especially hacking just for the sake of doing so. In an age where they are looking to make examples of people, this kid is very fortunate they went as easy on him as they did.

  • mudpuppysc

    He is a kid? Hacking is so serious, in the wrong hands it could lead to catastrophic events. If I would have caught this 15 yr old, i would have put a bullet between his eyes then left him along side a road with a sign around his neck as a warning to all other hackers .