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http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33542490#?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

I guess we all know what lizard squad is at this point. If you don't then they're a DDoS group whom have made DDoS attacks on companies such as Sony and Microsoft in the past and successfully getting their servers offline for a short period of time, in addition to offering a service they call lizardstress where you pay them to DDoS someone.

However the forum website Darkode which they used to communicate on has been shut down in a joint operation between 20 countries in Europe and the US leading to 20 people getting arrested in the process.

So what do you think about this?


I personally think it's freaking amazing to see this happen, however I'm a bit concerned about one thing. A few weeks ago one of Lizard squads members were cough and didn't get sent to prison or any charges. So I just hope that whatever happens they won't get the same treatment this time around.



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That guys sentence was a joke gets charged with over 50000 counts of cyber terrorism and he gets a nice job out of it. I don't expect any changes for them unless they get way tougher sentences.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIgpR7Zg_wg
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J-POP187 wrote:

That guys sentence was a joke gets charged with over 50000 counts of cyber terrorism and he gets a nice job out of it. I don't expect any changes for them unless they get way tougher sentences.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIgpR7Zg_wg


Well the first guy was cough by Finland when it's authorities on it's own cough him, meaning that they have the final say on what happens. This however is a operation carried out by multiple nations. And have have probably cost each nation a crap ton of cash so I don't see these guys getting off as easy as the first guy since this time it won't just be one nation choosing their punishment.

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J-POP187 wrote:

That guys sentence was a joke gets charged with over 50000 counts of cyber terrorism and he gets a nice job out of it. I don't expect any changes for them unless they get way tougher sentences.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIgpR7Zg_wg


Thats pretty much any hacker evers life story.
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I don't think it's that big of a deal, they'll just make another one and there will be more hackers.
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J-POP187 wrote:

That guys sentence was a joke gets charged with over 50000 counts of cyber terrorism and he gets a nice job out of it. I don't expect any changes for them unless they get way tougher sentences.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIgpR7Zg_wg


Well the first guy was cough by Finland when it's authorities on it's own cough him, meaning that they have the final say on what happens. This however is a operation carried out by multiple nations. And have have probably cost each nation a crap ton of cash so I don't see these guys getting off as easy as the first guy since this time it won't just be one nation choosing their punishment.



I hope you're right but sadly I could picture it going down this way "we want him on our team, no he would work better on our team and so on back and forth without anything really being done to said hacker. Now if he was forced to work for Interpol without pay for 20 to 30 years then release him with a new life "but keep tabs on him in case of sore feelings" than I would have less of a issue of giving them extremely sensitive jobs.
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J-POP187 wrote:



I hope you're right but sadly I could picture it going down this way "we want him on our team, no he would work better on our team and so on back and forth without anything really being done to said hacker. Now if he was forced to work for Interpol without pay for 20 to 30 years then release him with a new life "but keep tabs on him in case of sore feelings" than I would have less of a issue of giving them extremely sensitive jobs.


I honestly don't see that happening this time around since Finland was just one country and this time around we've got countless of EU nations and the US. And let's be honest here the US has a track record for not having the most friendly justice system.

But the US isn't all, we've also got my home country Sweden where authorities have publicly said that they'll do everything in their power to stop them and deal out punishment after their DDoS attack on Telia Sonera who is the hosting company behind EA games in Europe and the hospital system in Sweden. Which led to EA games going offline and hospital systems not working... So yea, I honestly don't think they'll get off this as easy this time
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Karma's gonna bite them real hard in the ass
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Ignore them and they will go away, they aren't hackers they didn't steal anything actually or so anything other than DDOS. The original members already got arrested I'm fairly sure from what i heard last year. Talking about them just gives them more attention and thats exactly what they want. Most game companies have already banned the talk of it on their forums for this exact reason. I would suggest leaving it at that.
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I really hate the term "hacker" being used to broadly. Kid cheats in game? Hacker. Guy DDoS' someone? Hacker. Left your Facebook logged in and your friend posted with it? Hacker. (ok that last one was a stretch but you get the point)

These kids aren't doing anything special or complicated. A mere child could learn to do something as simple as this. In no way is it hacking. Attacks/phishing is usually all it can really be called. Hell, today you can just pay a company or anyone with a decent amount of resources to knock someone out for a while. Bounce your IP around for a while between VPN's and enjoy the lols.

Like Haruna-kai said, ignore them and they'll go away. Government should focus on the more pressing attacks we experience every day towards our critical information and infrastructure.
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Would rather have the scum of society congregating somewhere you can monitor them, much like Reddit, then shutting them down and having to find their new hang out spot.
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I really hate the term "hacker" being used to broadly. Kid cheats in game? Hacker. Guy DDoS' someone? Hacker. Left your Facebook logged in and your friend posted with it? Hacker. (ok that last one was a stretch but you get the point)

These kids aren't doing anything special or complicated. A mere child could learn to do something as simple as this. In no way is it hacking. Attacks/phishing is usually all it can really be called. Hell, today you can just pay a company or anyone with a decent amount of resources to knock someone out for a while. Bounce your IP around for a while between VPN's and enjoy the lols.

Like Haruna-kai said, ignore them and they'll go away. Government should focus on the more pressing attacks we experience every day towards our critical information and infrastructure.


Well that's the reason why I didn't mention hackers once in my OP post. I know they just bought a botnet and then downloaded a script and ran it on their botnet while targeting company A and getting them offline for a while. And game hacks usually only happen in games whitout a dedicated server, but kids these days tend to call anyone who is better then them a hacker
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