UK Lizard Squad member arrested for computer misuse abuses

A 22-year-old reported Lizard Squad member was arrested for fraud and other offenses.

Published Wed, Dec 31 2014 5:45 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:11 PM CST

The Lizard Squad hacker group had a member arrested by the South East Regional Organized Crime Unit (SEROCU), with additional reports indicating the member is 22-year-old Vinnie Omari. His house was raided on Monday and police searched for "email addresses, usernames, passwords, documents containing names associated with PayPal fraud."

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Police also want to tie him to recent Lizard Squad attacks, including distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks suffered by Microsoft's Xbox Live and Sony's PlayStation Network. His laptops, Xbox One game console, smartphone, and USB memory drives were confiscated.

"The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit has arrested a 22-year-old man from Twickenham on suspicion of fraud by false representation and Computer Miseuse Act offences," according a press release. "The arrest yesterday is in connection with an ongoing investigation in to cyber fraud offenses which took place between 2013 and August 2014 during which victims reported funds being stolen from their PayPal accounts."

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