Have you ever wondered what an online hacker looks like? Well, above you can see one of them, the recently arrested Zachary Buchta. And he's no ordinary hacker, either.
Weeks after being detained, Zachary Buchta has pleaded guilty to a variety of criminal charges. After admitting to being one of the founders of Lizard Squad and PoodleCorp, he stated that he was one of the people responsible for the fake bomb threat against Sony Only Entertainment president John Smedley in August 2014, which ended up grounding the plane and inconveniencing over 80 people.
He also admitted to stealing credit card information and running an operation that would harass and dox people for a $20 fee, spamming them with hourly phone calls for a month or longer.
Also Watch: The Most Accurate Hacking Scene Ever
Charges didn't include the famous Christmas 2014 DDoS of Sony and Microsoft's gaming networks, which catapulted Lizard Squad to fame.
The prosecutors are recommending a 30 month prison sentence for these charges, and Buchta has agreed to pay $350,000 in restitution for victimizing two online gambling companies.
Although most hackers are able to safely hide their identity using proxies and other technologies to obscure their location, an increasing amount are being caught by authorities. Funny enough, Zachary Buchta's online screen name remarked how the FBI are "idiots", and would regularly talk about how they were incapable of catching hackers.