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Lizard Squad’s DDoS Service Hacked

How deliciously apt: Lizard Squad’s for-hire DDoS service, Lizard Stresser, has been hacked by unknown persons. Lizard Squad are the hacker group responsible for the attacks on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network that brought the services…

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Another Arrested Over Lizard Squad Attacks

Police have arrested another person believed to be connected to the DDoS attacks upon Xbox Live and PlayStation Network over Christmas. The UK South East Regional Organised Crime Unit arrested an 18-year-old on Boundary Street in Southport this…

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Lizard Squad’s DDoS Tool Used to Take Down 4chan

A for-hire DDoS tool, run by Lizard Squad, the hacker group responsible for the Christmas attacks on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, has been used to take down infamous den of depravity, 4chan.org. Lizard Squad made…

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Lizard Squad Member Arrested for Fraud

A yet to be officially named member of Lizard Squad has been arrested over claims of online fraud. The individual is believed to be 22-year-old Vinnie Omari, and is in connection to money stolen from PayPal accounts. “The…

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Lizard Squad Start Selling DDoS Attack Services

It seems that the Christmas DDoS attacks on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network by hacker group Lizard Squad could have been an elaborate marketing campaign. On Tuesday morning, Lizard Squad announced on Twitter that it will…

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Can’t Connect to PSN? Try this Little Trick

Sony has assured its customers that the PlayStation Network is back online, following the recent DDoS attack by Lizard Squad, but some users are still struggling to connect. Luckily, a new fix has emerged for those…

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Lizard Squad Identities Supposedly Revealed by Anonymous

Another day, another Lizard Squad story. Anonymous have apparently had their revenge and unmasked those behind the ‘hacking’ group. A list of names, addresses and other contact details have been dumped onto pastebin. The details are…

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Xbox Live Hit by DDoS Attack

On Monday, Xbox Live Gaming Servers were taken offline by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, with a hacker group known as Lizard Squad taking responsibility. Microsoft will receive a wonderful Christmas present from us.…

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Passwords from Sony, Microsoft, 2K Reportedly Leaked

A hacker group has reportedly released thousands of passwords from Sony, Microsoft and 2K Games. They released the supposed passwords and other information yesterday (Friday), on Pastebin. They claim that they have leaked usernames and passwords…

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PSN Network Hit By DDOS Attack, Back Online But Sony Postpones Maintenance

Sony’s PlayStation Network was hit by a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack this weekend which affected service. As of today the service has resumed normal operation but Sony have had to cancel their planned…

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DDoS Attack on Evernote Causing Disruption to Users

DDoS attacks are quickly becoming a common occurrence across the internet and the number of businesses that are suffering to torture that they can cause is also sadly on the rise. following an announcement on their…

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Bounty Offered To Aid Search For DDoS Attackers

MMORPG “Wurm” was hit by a DDoS attack this week, for those of you who don’t know what that is, a DDoS attack effectively forces a website or server offline by overloading the site’s servers with…

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New DDoS Attack Hits A Record High Of 400Gbit/s

Last year, when Spamhaus was hit with a massive DDoS attack it set a record for the biggest DDoS attack in recorded history and while that was enough to cause the company a lot of troubles,…

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Cross-Platform DDoS Botnet Warning Released By Security Researchers

A new DDoS Botnet has the ability to infect both Microsoft Windows along with Linux-based systems, according to the Poland Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). Unlike many cyber-based attacks, this botnet is only interested in launching…

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Spamhaus Hacking Suspect Used A Mobile Attack Van

Last week saw the arrest of an individual that police have only identified as “SK”, a 35 year old Dutchman who was accused of committing one of the biggest ever internet attacks and he did this…

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WordPress Powered Websites Under By Brute-Force By Bot-Nets

It has been reporting by hosting companies like HostGator and even CDN service ‘CloudFlare’ that there are unknown people behind highly distributed global attacks via brute force attempts using more than 90,000 IP addressing trying to…

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Routers With Default Username And Password Can Be Used To Attack Internet Providers

Ever thought your router is secured just because it has the default administrator username and password? Think again! It is reported that many of those home networking devices such as routers will be the next target…

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World’s Largest DDoS Attack Slowed Down the Internet

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are becoming increasingly more common and visible these days, as tactics of political protest, of businesses getting one over on each other and so on. The New York Times is…