Lizard Squad's founding member pleads guilty to cyber-crimes

From Engadget - December 22, 2017

Zachary Buchta -- the latest of the ragtag bunch to get arrested -- is staring down a recommended two-and-a-half-year jail stint, after agreeing to a plea agreement that will see him cooperate with the prosecutors' investigation. If he does not play nice, Buchta could be locked up for up to ten years for one count of conspiracy to commit damage to protected computers.

In addition, he must pony up $350,000 in restitution to two online gambling companies that he helped to target. Another member of the group is being indicted by authorities in the Netherlands. The charges form part of an international investigation, and are among the first in the US against alleged Lizard Squad members.


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