Lizard Squad members arrested

Lizard Squad members arrested

Postby benjiman0 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:39 am

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Following what was a rather sweet victory for the Lizard Squad, their leader 'zeekill' was arrested and sentenced earlier in July to 50,700 (yup, fifty thousand, seven hundred) charges all related to cybercrime, data breaches and telecommunications harassment. He was also the one that grounded an American Airlines flight that the CEO of Sony Online Entertainment, John Smedley was on, claiming that Smedley had a bomb on his person and that he was a threat to National Security.
However today, British Police Officers raided 6 homes in relation to the individuals that were part of the attacks on the PSN network, and Xbox Live network alike. The U.K.'s National Crime Agency backtraced the toolkit (named the Lizard Stresser) to it's origin and found that due to *for lack of a better word* shit coding, they were able to apprehend another 6, and presumably the only other members of the Lizard Squad responsible for the attacks. The rather ironic and strange fact about the situation is that all members arrested, including their leader are between the ages of 15 and 18. Both Sony and Microsoft are looking to get maximum sentences from these individuals, for one to act as a deterrent to half-brained children who think being a 1337 hax0r is cool, but also to ironically reverse the motto that the Lizard Squad sent to the press which was 'chaos is entertainment', yes, I'm sure the nice gentleman in the corner is going to love your work in prison.

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Re: Lizard Squad members arrested

Postby a3grlmreaper » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:50 am

Best damn thing I've read all day
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Re: Lizard Squad members arrested

Postby SmellyUndies » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:46 am

For the plane grounding charge, it wasn't that Smedley had a bomb on him, it was that his someone on the plane had one if IIRC (not necessarily Smed)
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Postby Musashi1596 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:08 pm

Glad they got him and hope it sends a message. What a dick.
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Re: Lizard Squad members arrested

Postby thebigb59 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:03 pm

their leader got off, he was hired by the nsa, same will happen to the others, they will get away with it
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Re: Lizard Squad members arrested

Postby jloco11 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:38 pm

Good, and by sentencing them to some absurd amount of years in prison, it shows the consequences of what happens when you're a bored outcast teenager just looking to piss other people off.

Glad to know they will rot their lives away in a jail cell for the rest of their lives... and being so young makes it even better.
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Re: Lizard Squad members arrested

Postby a3grlmreaper » Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:36 pm

thebigb59 wrote:their leader got off, he was hired by the nsa, same will happen to the others, they will get away with it

Yeah... I'm pretty sure that isn't true...
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Re: Lizard Squad members arrested

Postby Mi2Lethal » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:49 am

These bastards made me miss out on Xur so they deserve whatever happens to them.
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Re: Lizard Squad members arrested

Postby thebigb59 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:46 pm

a3grlmreaper wrote:
thebigb59 wrote:their leader got off, he was hired by the nsa, same will happen to the others, they will get away with it

Yeah... I'm pretty sure that isn't true...

they crashed planetside 2 and other games and made him step down
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Re: Lizard Squad members arrested

Postby a3grlmreaper » Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:27 pm

thebigb59 wrote:
a3grlmreaper wrote:
thebigb59 wrote:their leader got off, he was hired by the nsa, same will happen to the others, they will get away with it

Yeah... I'm pretty sure that isn't true...

they crashed planetside 2 and other games and made him step down

You'll have to help me out with some citations man.

I can't find anything about this.
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