Julius "zeekill" Kivimaki, a member of the hacker group Lizard Squad, was convicted this week of 50,700 charges related to computer crimes which included distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on Microsoft's Xbox Live.
He received a two-year suspended sentence but the CEO of Daybreak Game Company, who found a plane journey abruptly ended thanks to a bomb threat called in by Kivimaki, is not satisfied with the results. He took to social media, at times addressing Kivimaki's Twitter account directly, to share his feelings.
that was the piece of garbage that brought my plane down, leaked my information and did all kinds of other crap to me.— John Smedley (@j_smedley) July 8, 2015
It's important to note - he was convicted of crimes that had nothing to do YET with the PSN DDOS over Christmas (yes he was part of that)— John Smedley (@j_smedley) July 8, 2015
and he still has 15 other criminal cases awaiting prosecution in Finland. I may go after his parents in Civil court too. Little dirtbag— John Smedley (@j_smedley) July 8, 2015
He also called Kivimaki a "sociopath" who "will get what's coming to him."
what they won't tell you is he did time in jail already and got his ass kicked hard inside. @what_security - tell us that story Julius.— John Smedley (@j_smedley) July 8, 2015
I got to talk to this dirtbag once when he called and pretended to be someone else.— John Smedley (@j_smedley) July 8, 2015
I also got to listen to the entire conversation between him and American Airlines the day he called in the bomb threat.— John Smedley (@j_smedley) July 8, 2015
His parents need to be held accountable for his actions in addition to his going to jail. @what_security - So I'm coming for you Julius.— John Smedley (@j_smedley) July 8, 2015
It was August last year when Smedley was personally targeted by Kivimaki. The then CEO of Sony Online Entertainment (SOE rebranded to become Daybreak earlier this year) was on a flight from Dallas to San Diego when a bomb threat was called in, causing American Airlines to divert the aircraft.
There has been no direct response from the Twitter account that Smedley has identified as Kivimaki's, though it has been active, tweeting "lmao" just 12 hours ago.