Lizard Squad says it wasn't hacked, distributed customer data

The Lizard Squad says it wasn't hacked, and someone intentionally released customer passwords for its DDoS service.

Published Sat, Jan 24 2015 7:15 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Despite previous reports claiming the Lizard Squad was hacked, which would be a public relations nightmare for the hacker group, it appears the list could have just been distributed. Members of the group were sharing the list with trusted contacts, plotting attacks against specific accounts that piqued their interest. Seems a trusted source received the list and decided to publicly release it, according to an unnamed Lizard Squad member.

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"We've got a fairly good idea who handed it over to Krebs & co. though," a supposed Lizard Squad spokesman told Forbes. "I didn't look into it much but from what I heard there were some pretty well known Twitter users in there for example and gamers. There were some interesting people who signed up... and considering most users were stupid enough to reuse their passwords..."

The Lizard Squad still seems mainly interested in attacking gaming-related services and servers, and while several members have been arrested, continue to pose a threat.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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