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Lizard Squad hacker group actively being investigated by FBI

High-profile cyberattacks and a bomb hoax led the FBI to investigate the Lizard Squad hacker group
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Aug 27, 2014 4:35 pm

The Lizard Squad hacker group launched cyberattacks against Sony PlayStation Network, Battle.net, League of Legends and Microsoft Xbox Live over the weekend, and now has focused on attacking Twitch. The attack was halted after several high-profile Twitch users wrote "Lizard Squad" on their foreheads yesterday. Some critics say the hackers are working on borrowed time, as it seems like only a matter of time before they are caught for their antics.

 

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The FBI became interested when John Smedley, Sony Online Entertainment president, was targeted by Lizard Squad tweeting a bomb hoax to American Airlines. The high-profile attacks against Sony, Microsoft and other companies would have drawn federal interest, but a fake bomb report should only expedite the FBI's investigation.

 

Reading through tweets on the Lizard Squad page reveals sometimes entertaining - and rather obnoxious tweets - including mentions of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) terrorist group fighting in Syria and Iraq.

NEWS SOURCES:Forbes.com, Powerleveled.com

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