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Phantom Squad Threatens Week-Long Xbox Live and PSN Attack over Christmas

Following its attack on Xbox Live earlier this week, hacker group Phantom Squad has threatened to take down both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network for a week over Christmas, calling its first successful attempt a demonstration,…

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Xbox Live Hit by Phantom Squad DDoS Attack

Only a few days ago, the “hacking group” known as Phantom Squad threatened to shut down Xbox Live and PlayStation Network during the Christmas period. Before I move onto today’s development, please note that the press…

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NCA Website Temporarily Taken Offline by Lizard Squad DDOS Revenge Attack

The National Crime Agency is a UK body which tackles online cyber attacks and recently arrested 6 people for using Lizard Squad’s DDOS tool. In an act of retaliation, the hacking group conducted a DDOS attack…

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Six Arrested in Lizard Squad Crackdown

Six people in the UK have been arrested for using Lizard Squad’s infamous DDoS tool, Lizard Stresser. Operation Vivarium, co-ordinated by the National Crime Agency (NCA), was a nationwide initiative involving numerous police forces and Regional…

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Daybreak Games Under Attack after CEO Threatening Lizard Squad

Publicly attacking the cyber bullies Lizard Squad might not have been the best idea that Daybreak Games CEO John Smedley ever had. A day after he made headlines with his twitter posts, the massively multiplayer online zombie…

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Lizard Squad Hacker Convicted of 50,000 Counts of Computer Crime

A Finnish hacker, and member of the notorious Lizard Squad, has been found guilty of 50,700 charges of hacking, according to the nation’s newspaper, Kaleva. The hacker, 17-year-old Julius “zeekill” Kivimaki, was given a 2-year suspended…

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Tesla Twitter has Been Hacked

Update at the end of the article. Tesla, electric motoring giant; like many companies have taken to social media to boost the brand and also get into direct contact with consumers and just about anyone that…

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PlayStation Network Down Again

According to the official PlayStation Twitter account, PlayStation Network has suffered another outage. There is no news as to why, or whether it is down to another malicious attack, à la the Christmas DDoS attack on…

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Lizard Squad PS4 Jailbreak Rumoured for 2015 Release

There are strong rumours abound that hacker collective Lizard Squad has developed a PlayStation 4 jailbreak and that it plans to release it at some point this year. Reports suggest that Lizard Squad found a security…

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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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Lizard Squad Hacked Home Routers to DDoS Attack Xbox Live and PSN

Brian Krebs, an online security blogger, has found how hacker group Lizard Squad managed to amass the trafficking power to take down Xbox Live and PlayStation Network over Christmas, and the answer lies very close to…

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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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Sony Apologises for PSN Outage With Five Days of PlayStation Plus

Sony, in an effort to make amends with customers over the Christmas hack of the PlayStation Network by hacker group Lizard Squad, are offering PlayStation Plus members five free days of membership. Any user with an…

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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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The FBI Confirms it is Investigating Lizard Squad After Hacking PSN, Xbox Live

Well, Lizard Squad is in some deep… well… you know what I was going to say. The FBI has confirmed that it is now investigating the hacking group, after they took both Sony’s PlayStation Network and…

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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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PlayStation Network Was Down For Close to 72 Hours… It’s OK Now, Though

Sony has issued an update over its is-it-up-or-down PlayStation Network gaming service, which is now “back online” according to the PlayStation blog. The blog states “PlayStation Network and some other gaming services were attacked over the…

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Tor Reassures Users After Hack Attempt

  The Tor Project, victims of an attempted hack by a group known as Lizard Squad, has reassured users that the threat is being dealt with and that users’ anonymity remains intact. It seems that Lizard…

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Lizard Squad Claims Xbox and PSN Hack Was For Our Own Good, Anonymous Declares War

Lizard Squad, the hacker group responsible for taking down Xbox Live and PlayStation Network over Christmas, has claimed it committed the act for the good of gamers. Whatever the motivation, Anonymous has declared war on Lizard…

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Lizard Squad Attacks Tor

Lizard Squad, the hacker group responsible for the Christmas Day attacks on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, has turned its sights upon anonymous internet server, Tor (The Onion Network). To clarify, we are no longer attacking…

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Kim Dotcom Saves XMAS, Stops Lizard Squad Attack on Xbox Live and PSN

Hacker group Lizard Squad launched a DDoS attack on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network (PSN), taking both services down on Christmas Day. The official Lizard Squad Twitter account demanded 10,000 retweets before it would allow the…

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The Lizard Squad Takes Down Xbox Live in the UK

It looks like The Lizard Squad would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, as the hacking group has taken down Xbox Live in the UK, and in many other parts of the world. The…

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Hacking Group Threatens to Shut Down Xbox Live “Forever” on XMAS

Imagine all the people signing into Xbox Live over Christmas with their brand new Xbox One consoles, to reach it and see it has been hacked and shut down. This could be the future in just…

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Lizard Squad Takes Down PlayStation Network! Again?

What is with these hacking teams taking down gaming servers? Not only are they threatening to take down the entirety of Xbox Live forever, but they’re still beating the hell out of the PlayStation servers. It’s…

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Lizard Squad Pledge to Take down Xbox Live Forever This Christmas

Lizard Squad, a hacking group that has been grabbing a lot of headlines recently, has made one of their boldest claims yet; they’re going to try to take Xbox Live offline, forever! While I doubt that…

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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.…