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15-Year-Old UFC.Com Hacker Sentenced to Probation

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"Cosmo the God," the internet hacker that penetrated the UFC's website earlier this year in January, was sentenced in Juvenal court in Long Beach, California last Wednesday, according to a report from Wired.com.

The 15-year-old was sentenced to close to six years of probation as part of a plea deal wherein he pleaded guilty to multiple felonies, including but not limited to identity theft, credit card fraud and bomb threats.

According to the report, Cosmo, whose true identity was kept unpublished because of his status as a minor, will be on probation until his 21st birthday. As part of his probation, which will result in a three-year prison term if violated, the convicted cannot use the internet for anything beyond educational purposes. In addition, usage of the web must be done with supervision and prior consent from his parole officer. He will also have to provide all logins and passwords in his possession.

Additionally, Cosmo will have to provide written disclosure of any device that has the capability of logging onto a network, according to the report. For example, use of a cell phone will fall under this restriction.

Contact with any members of his online affiliations, "UG Nazi" and "Anonymous," will violate Cosmo's parole.

The teenager's computer equipment and other items were seized as part of a recent raid on his home, according to the report.

UFC president Dana White was less than concerned about this issue at the time it happened, daring any online extremists to challenge him and his company.

"Watch what happens," White said in January. "You're hurting yourself.

"You're not hurting me by taking my website down."

Due to the Veteran's Day holiday, the Long Beach District Attorney's Office could not be reached for comment at the time of this publication.

Erik Fontanez is an MMA writer and reporter for the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Follow Erik on Twitter at @Erik_Fontanez

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