The Lizard Squad face investigation from FBI on account of their attack on PSN and Xbox Live
The website suffered from DDoS Attack on Christmas eve and day. Last week we reported that Hackers group "Lizard Squad" had claimed resp ...
Last week we reported that Hackers group "Lizard Squad" had claimed responsibility for DDoS attack on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network .(check details here), now we hear an impending investigation by FBI on the front of this crime which saw both services go down during the Christmas holiday. An FBI spokesperson has confirmed the news of the investigation. However, the spokesperson was unwilling to provide too many details as the investigation is ongoing, they did say that “The FBI is investigating the matter. Given the pending nature of the case, we cannot comment further.”
If the investigation does turn up some names in connection with the group it could be quite detrimental to the members. DDOS attacks are illegal and with the extended outages, causing untold monetary damage to Sony and Microsoft, a case could easily result in civil fines or even jail time. However, it seems the group is unfazed by the FBI’s involvement as they simply tweeted “yawn” to the early rumors.
In fact, The Lizard Squad seem to be digging an even deeper hole for themselves as they are offering their services to other people. For a fee they claim to be able to take down other websites using their DDOS attacks. Considering the damage this group has done to others it seems like a terrible idea to give them any funding for future attacks. We hope the investigation on this attack certainly brings relief to the troubled gamers.