The Lizard Squad ‘hackers’ have been causing a lot of cyber mischief lately, but they’ve just got a taste of their own medicine.Their website has been taken offline and their Twitter account – @lizardmafia – has been suspended, with a branch of ‘hacktivist’ group Anonymous taking the credit.
The Anonymous Protection group says it’s “dedicated to protect the people of the internet” and chose to take on Lizard Squad after the group made threats against Anonymous and carried out a number of denial of service cyberattacks (DDoS).
The cyberattacks took down a number of key websites, including Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network on Christmas day.
The Lizards have since been using Twitter to advertise their “cyberattack-for-hire” service, Lizard Stresser.
Most recently Lizard Squad hacked Taylor Swift’s Twitter account and threatened to release nude pictures.