My phone was off and sorry for the delay in listening to your voicemail. I actually had more fun without those game services. We need to send an unmistakeable message to anyone else out there who has ideas of doing such damage to innocent people, whether just for fun, or for profit! We proved that even though we are little in this very big world, that a small group of friends who work together can cause a lot of havoc without legal repercussions. You did not get students being led out of class, their hands raised. The copy of the database obtained by KrebsOnSecurity shows that it had more than 14,241 registered users. A huge barrel hunt was. Meet the Lizard Squad Lizard Squad became a famous online hacker group largely by attacking gaming networks this year.
Now their life is jacked, branded untrustworthy and probably never find a decent, well paying job. Last year, an argument in the online gaming community ended in tragedy when Andrew Finch, 28, was shot dead by police on his doorstep in Wichita, Kansas. He and his friends, sitting in their bedrooms at their parents' homes, seemed to have no cognizance of the dangers and trauma they were causing to real world people. I told them about the late night phone calls, the obscene photoshopped pictures, the Youtube videos created to be death threats and terrorization. That serial swatter has been sentenced to 16 months in prison.
Having this swat attempt made against me, in such a big dramatic way, resulted in more terrorization. How were they raised that they lack in empathy, common sense, and even lack any fear of being caught and held accountable, is beyond anything I can understand. Update: Added link to Daily Mail story identifying Jordie as Lee-Bevan. I personally believe that Hunter made the swat for someone else that had been stalking and harassing me at the time. Being swatted further terrorized me.
All of these horrifying things were done to me one right after the other -- the crazy emails, the crazy court filings, the insane court case, the taunting terrorizing voicemail, and then the bomb threats made using my name, meant to swat and terrorize university campuses with over 75,000 students. The class went very well, and we both felt happy. Another potential major player was arrested by authorities: Jordie Lee-Bevan, a teenager in Southport, England, is believed to be peripherally connected to the Xbox and PlayStation hacks. Nevertheless, individuals involved in swatting need to face serious consequences for these potentially deadly stunts. I then received a voicemail from a male voice, taunting me about the crazed lawsuit filed against me. People need that service because of corrupt governments. Lizard Squad The hack on Sony and Microsoft, the computer giants behind Playstation and Xbox, caused huge disruption and outrage in the gaming community.
The Canadian suspect is an experienced computer programmer known to Canadian law enforcement authorities, and is on probation for similar crimes in Canada. The Lizard Stresser allows users to rent it for a period of time ranging from a few seconds to 8 hours by paying Lizard Squad bitcoins. Two other Lizard Squad members also have been rounded up by police since the initial Christmas Day attacks. The Echo takes a look at a criminal conspiracy spanning continents and disrupting the lives of thousands. Yet now the group appears to be planning a large attack around Christmas, having posted messages to that effect on Twitter. It turns out that the call, which claimed to be from the man and from his home phone, was not actually made from his home phone.
The swat that Jordan Hunter committed against me was done using email sent to the list serves of multiple campuses of a very large university in the U. The Twitter account which has since been suspended associated with the group, tweeted a bomb threat against Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley, which. We have all seen and envied the availability of smart home tech in other countries. The majority of Lizard Squad's online activity, outside hacking, comes via their Twitter account. A 20-year-old from Hackney, London was arrested on suspicion of committing a £15,000 phishing attack, whilst a 22-year-old was apprehended on suspicion of developing and distributing malware. They needed to make contact with me first, and everyone was getting impatient.
In , the group claimed responsibility of disrupting the PlayStation Network as well as servers run by Blizzard, the company behind World of Warcraft. The last swatting-related arrest was charged with domestic terrorism if I remember correctly, got a very long sentence. Earlier this month a different branch of Sony - Sony Pictures Entertainment - was hit by a cyber attack that stole huge amounts of data from its servers. This is a man I had no connection to and no communication with -- just a crazed stalker. One of the conditions of his probation is supervised use of computers. An American Airlines jet was diverted after a threat was made online.
The call is preposterous, but the dispatcher seemed taken in by it, and safety measures had to be taken. The Joint Terrorism Task Force calling me about a bomb threat they received. It was the same number that had been left on the voicemail. The damage that was done to me will never be rectified. The complete list of userid's are available. Hackers should be made to pay the most painful penalties possible for their actions, regardless of their ages! S investigators leading a joint investigation for the arrest of these members.
Excited to see how this trial goes down and if they can find any evidence leading to such a conviction. Not going to discuss more than that. A copy of the LizardStresser customer database obtained by KrebsOnSecurity shows that it attracted more than 14,241 registered users during its first month of operation. A week or two prior to the attacks, Lizard Squad was interviewed by a YouTube Media creator by the name of FaZe Keemstar DramaAlert , known for his behind-the-scenes coverage gathered from and social media under the Twitter hashtag DramaAlert, now truly an icon on the Internet and multiple news networks in Europe and North America. He also suggested the motive was to demonstrate weaknesses in the Microsoft and Sony systems.