Angered by their clients arrest, Lizard squad hits UK’s National Crime Agency with DDoS attack
After lying low for almost 4 months, the infamous band of hackers, Lizard Squad is back and this time to revenge the arrest of its teen clients.
The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency which has been tasked to investigate into the PlayStation and Xbox DDoS attacks by Lizard Squad back in December during the Christmas season, last week arrested six teenages who had allegedly rented Lizard Squad’s rent-a-DDoS tool, Lizard Stresser.
It also let out a warning to the Internet users who rent the Lizard Squad’s Lizard Stresser tool
Ever used a #DDoS tool? If you're registered to #LizardStresser officers may be visiting you soon! pic.twitter.com/JDrbbJoIEd
— NationalCrimeAgency (@NCA_UK) August 28, 2015
The infamous band of hackers were apparently miffed at the law enforcement agencies arresting their teen clients and the above tweet against their DDoS tool and have knocked of the NCA website through a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.
Lizard Squad made the announcement of the DDoS attack on Twitter.
The National Crime Agency confirmed it had been hit by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, where servers are flooded with traffic. It had no comment on the attribution of the attack. “The NCA website is an attractive target. Attacks on it are a fact of life,” a spokesperson said over email to Forbes.
“DDOS is a blunt form of attack which takes volume and not skill. It isn’t a security breach, and it doesn’t affect our operational capability. At worst it is a temporary inconvenience to users of our website. We have a duty to balance the value of keeping our website accessible with the cost of doing so, especially in the face of a threat which can scale up endlessly.“The measures we have in place at present mean that our site is generally up and running again within 30 minutes, though occasionally it can take longer. We think that’s proportionate.”
At the time of writing this article, the NCA website was still down.