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6 UK teenagers arrested for allegedly using Lizard Squad's Lizard Stresser DDoS service

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    The National Crime Agency (NCA), which is like a British version of the FBI, arrested six UK teenagers for allegedly using a DDoS-for-hire service to attack corporate websites. During Operation Vivarium, warrants were executed for six male teenagers – ages 15, 16, 17 and three 18-year-olds – accused of using the hacking group Lizard Squad’s Lizard Stresser tool which is capable of knocking websites offline for up to eight hours at a time.

    Lizard Squad took down Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation networks on Christmas day; shortly thereafter, Lizard Squad released its Lizard Stresser service. According to Krebs on Security, the Lizard Stresser service “draws on Internet bandwidth from hacked home Internet routers around the globe that are protected by little more than factory-default usernames and passwords.”

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