Second UK man Arrested Following PlayStation and Xbox DDoS attacks
By Swati Khandelwal
Friday, January 16, 2015
A UK man linked to the notorious hacking group, Lizard Squad, that claimed responsibility for knocking Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live offline on Christmas Day has been arrested by the United Kingdom police.
Lizard Squad launched simultaneous Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks against the largest online gaming networks, Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, on Dec. 25, 2014. Then offered to sell its own Lizard-branded DDoS-for-hire tool called Lizard Stresser.
As part of an investigation, the UK Regional Organised Crime Unit, in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), have arrested an 18 year old teenager in Southport, near Liverpool, UK on Friday morning, and seized his electronic and digital devices as well.
So far, this is the second arrest made in connection to the attack after Thames Valley Police arrested a 22-year old, named Vinnie Omari, also believed to have been an alleged member of Lizard Squad group, while raiding his London home. Law enforcement officials reportedly seized phones, laptops and an Xbox from his home.
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