Daybreak CEO John Smedley generated a lot of press yesterday with a series of angry tweets directed at Lizard Squad’s Julius Kivimaki. Today, Smedley opened up on Reddit and explained why he’s so upset that Kivimaki has apparently skated through the Finnish justice system with a two-year suspended sentence.
“He’s been involved for years in every kind of terrible thing you can imagine including carding, hacking, swatting people all over the world,” Smedley said. “He’s also participated in a major way in DDoS attacks that caused a lot of grief for gamers and a lot of economic damage to the companies that make and run games.” Smedley goes on to explain how he has personally been swatted multiple times and how he has had his entire credit history, social security number, and his family’s personal information leaked online.
“So you guys can debate this and that’s all well and good, but meanwhile this shit is real to my life and my family’s life and I’m sure as hell not lying down for it for a second,” Smedley explained. “I’ve been working with law enforcement to put him and others into jail where they belong. Some of them are minors which makes it tough. Most of them are outside the US, which makes it tougher. But I’m patient and I’m going to be relentless about this.”