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Infamous Hacking Group ‘Lizard Squad’ Hacked by Third Party Hackers

Mirror.co.uk reported on 19th January, 2015 quoting a claim by Brian Krebs, a well-known Security Researcher, as "The hacking group namely 'Lizard Squad' guilty for bringing down the networks of Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live on Xmas (2014) has been hacked by an unknown third party."

The Lizard Squad proposes a service called LizardStresser which allows anyone to hire a botnet to perform distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

The malware has infected a botnet which is a network of systems or computers known as routers in this case and hackers controlled remotely attacking a particular website with traffic till the time the website goes down.

Lizard Squad rents out access to the tainted computers as a service enabling others to perform their attacks. The Squad even depicted Xbox and Sony hacks as a promotional tool to create curiosity in their service.

Unfortunately, things have not gone all that well for LizardSquad ever since the launch of LizardStresser as it has been struck by a number of unlucky incidents.

It seems the database consisting all emails, usernames and financial information of people who opted for this service have been hacked by an unknown third party and released to the general public.

Vpncreative.net published news on 19th January, 2015 stating that KrebsOnSecurity obtained a replica of database of customers of LizardStresser which highlights that it attracted over 14,241 registered users but only few hundred seem to have financed accounts at the service. Interestingly, all registered usernames and passwords were shelved in plain text and the database shows that patrons of the service deposited over USD $ 11,000 worth of bitcoins to pay for assaults on thousands of online addresses and Web sites (Including this one).

And as if that were not bad enough, one of the members of Lizard Squad was apparently arrested in the UK. Krebs first identified Vinnie Omari against whom a warrant was released for his arrest and he surrendered to officials in the country.

Moreover, Police in Finland quizzed a 17-year old namely Julius "Ryan/Zeekill" Kivimaki, after he and Omari gave an interview to Sky News about the assaults.

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