Lizard Squad

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Lizard Squad member jailed after offering DDoS-for-hire attack service

“Hacker-for-hire” service that launched distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against websites and phone-bombed its victims.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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LizardStresser recruits an army of zombie webcams to launch DDoS attacks

If you have left your internet-accessible webcam unsecured, there is a chance that it has been compromised by malicious hackers and is participating in a wave of enormous distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against gaming sites, online banks, ISPs, and government departments.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Teenagers increasingly being lured into the world of online crime

Experts say that teenagers are increasingly being attracted to the world of online crime because of the appeal of the environment and the kudos they can receive.

David Bisson reports.


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UK’s National Crime Agency hit by DDoS attack, following LizardStresser arrests

Last week, users of Lizard Squad’s DDoS-on-demand service were feeling the heat after arrests were made by UK police.

This week, it’s the UK’s National Crime Agency which has found itself the victim of a denial-of-service attack.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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LizardStresser: Six people arrested in connection with Lizard Squad’s DDoS attack tool

British police have arrested six people in connection with distributed denial-of-service attacks that attempted to bring down websites belonging to a national newspaper, a school and a number of online retailers.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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LizardSquad’s teenage ‘Untouchable hacker God’ convicted, but avoids imprisonment

For all his bravado online, Julius Kivimäki will need to be very careful in future.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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tripwire.com

How hackers can hijack your website and read your email, without hacking your company

Lenovo and Google’s web presence in Vietnam got hit by the Lizard Squad hackers this week.

And no company should be fooled into thinking that they’re not also potentially a target for a similar attack.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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Lenovo’s website hijacked (briefly) by High School Musical-loving hackers

Just when they probably imagined they were over the worst… Lenovo’s website has been hijacked – and emails compromised – by the Lizard Squad gang.


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bitdefender.com

Lizard Squad disrupts Google in Vietnam to promote DDoS-for-hire service

The notorious Lizard Squad hacking gang has claimed another scalp, having successfully disrupted Google’s internet presence in Vietnam.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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bitdefender.com

Lizard Squad blamed for Facebook downtime. Facebook says “Err.. no”

Hacking gang jokers Lizard Squad appeared to be taking credit for Facebook and Instagram falling off the web earlier today, but you – and the media – shouldn’t be too quick to believe them.

Read more on the Hot for Security blog.


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Lizard Squad DDoS-for-hire service hacked – users’ details revealed

Lizard Squad failed to encrypt its database of LizardStresser’s registered users – storing details of their usernames and passwords in plaintext. A schoolboy error if ever I heard one.

Read more on the We Live Security blog.


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The noose tightens on Lizard Squad, as police apprehend suspects

The notorious Lizard Squad hacking gang who brought down the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live over the Christmas holiday, may have bitten more than it can chew.


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XBox and PSN attacks were “marketing scheme” for Lizard Squad’s DDoS service

The attack which knocked offline the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live over Christmas appears to have been a publicity stunt, designed to gain notoriety and draw attention to the hacking group which has claimed responsibility – Lizard Squad.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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