Lizard Squad assaults Brian Krebs

Brian Krebs demystifies today's hacker 

Brian Krebs demystifies today’s hacker

Now that cybersecurity blogger Brian Krebs has outed members the team that took out the PlayStation and Xbox Stay networks over Christmas, the hackers are coming soon after him.

“Lizard Squad” has been bombarding with garbage site visitors for some forty days, Krebs advised CNNMoney. On Friday morning, they finally managed to bring it down — despite the fact that only for a short time.

Lizard Squad is a curious modern day working day phenomenon. With minor technical talent and zero finesse, a mysterious team has afflicted more than one hundred fifty million life by wreaking havoc on popular gaming networks in the last calendar year.

Very first, they interrupted Struggle.internet (the place folks enjoy Entire world of Warcraft, Starcraft II, Diablo), EVE On-line and League of Legends. Then they made an vacant bomb danger on Twitter that diverted an American Airways jet carrying a Sony govt.

Then Lizard Squad ruined Christmas for people about the planet by interrupting the PlayStation Network and Xbox Dwell just as individuals attempted to play with their new consoles and game titles. It took a number of times to bring them back again on the internet.

Lizard Squad introduced its very own web site-takedown support , known as “Lizard Stresser.” It provides focused “dispersed denial of services” assaults. DDoS attacks generally flood a web site with illegitimate site visitors until it is overloaded and will not react.

Krebs, author of ” Spam Nation ” and an unbiased journalist, is trying to hunt them down . In the previous 7 days, he’s recognized two customers of Lizard Squad: a 22-year-outdated British man named Vinnie Omari and a sixteen-year-outdated Finnish boy, Julius Kivimäki. Police have because arrested Omari and interrogated Kivimäki, according to these nations’ information reviews.

Lizard Squad’s reaction is just what you would assume from Internet hooligans. On Twitter , the team jokes incessantly about Krebs’ hairline and proudly proclaims, “You cannot arrest a lizard.”

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