Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,259 Reviews & Articles | 62,689 News Posts

Lizard Squad's DDoS attack service hacked, as pressure mounts

The Lizard Squad wants customers to pay to use its DDoS attack service - but it was recently hacked
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Jan 18, 2015 9:32 pm

Unknown cybercriminals breached the Lizard Squad's LizardStresser distributed denial of service (DDoS) service, which serves customers as an attack-for-hire tool. There are more than 14,000 registered users, with $11,000 collected via bitcoin to help pay for DDoS attacks against thousands of website URLs and IP addresses.




The Lizard Squad reportedly brought down Microsoft Xbox Live and Sony PlayStation Network (PSN) to promote its service.


Lizard Squad appears to have a number of younger members contributing to its cybercriminal operation, though several reported members have been arrested across the world. However, core members of the group still haven't been identified and arrested, so future cyberattacks are expected to continue against higher-profile targets.


Related Tags

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!