UK police arrest Lizard Squad member behind PlayStation and Xbox assaults
Ever since its Christmas Day assault that took PlayStation and Xbox Stay servers down, the “Lizard Squad” has taunted authorities whereas concurrently making an attempt to market its takedown-for-rent DDoS service. Police apparently arrested a London-based mostly man affiliated with the group earlier than the flip of the yr, however right now UK authorities have confirmed they’ve tracked down at the very least one member who was concerned within the assaults. Officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) Cyber Crime Unit say that they’ve arrested an 18-yr-previous man in reference to a “the denial of service assault of Sony Ps and Xbox methods in 2014 and swatting offences.”
Based on the assertion, SEROCU labored intently with the FBI to apprehend the DDoSer within the seaside city of Southport. He faces two expenses beneath the Pc Misuse Act 1990 and suspicion of threats to kill opposite to Part sixteen of Offences towards the individual Act 1861. The latter covers so-referred to as “swatting” offenses, which includes calling in false reviews to attract armed response groups to a goal’s home.
“We’re nonetheless on the early levels of the investigation and there’s nonetheless a lot work to be accomplished,” says Craig Jones, Head of the Cyber Crime Unit at SEROCU, suggesting that the arrests of further members of the Lizard Squad might comply with. “We’ll proceed to work intently with the FBI to determine those that commit offences and maintain them to account.”