The hacker group that calls itself the "Lizard Squad" has received another serious blow: LizardStresser(dot)su, the website where customers go to rent their DDoS service powered by a botnet of mostly home routers, has been hacked by and its customer database stolen by an unknown attacker.
Officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) Cyber Crime Unit, supported by Titan ROCU (North West Regional Organised Crime Unit), have arrested a man as part of an investigation into swatting and computer hacking offenses.
Since the three day terror attack that started in France on January 7 with the attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, 19,000 websites of French-based companies have been targeted by cyber attackers, AP reports.
When the Sony Playstation and Microsoft Xbox Live gaming networks went down over Christmas and were kept offline for several days afterwards, the hacker collective that calls themselves LizardSquad took responsibility for the DDoS attack.
Akamai today released its latest State of the Internet report, which provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds and broadband adoption across fixed and mobile networks, overall attack traffic, global 4K readiness, and IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation.
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