Lizard Squad Exposed, Caught By Federal Authorities? (Updated)
Update: According to Lizard Squad’s official website, the group has disbanded.
However, there is no information that shows any evidence that they have been caught by the federal authorities. In fact, they even state, “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.” Whether or not this is true is unknown.
On the site, you can read the following:
“Little thieves are hanged, but great ones escape. We set out on our journey 2 weeks ago with the plan to cause havoc within the gaming community. Our motives varied throughout this adventure. Originally it was to see if we could evade being caught and to experience the raw thrill of anarchy, not being bound to phony laws. We’ve been called everything from an organized criminal “gang” to complete assholes, really we are just a bunch of guys with too much free time. Throughout our journey we met new people, gained new members, learned new things. People tried taking swings at us (and missed). 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. Today we will be disbanding, behind the greenreptiles and other bullshit, we have lives believe it or not, things to do, people to meet. Goodbye.”
If any additional relevant information surfaces, this article will be updated accordingly.
The original story is below:
Apparently, a Twitter user known as Activist Revolution has exposed vital information belonging to members of Lizard Squad, the “hacker” group responsible for this week’s DDoS attacks that affected a number of online game services.
Lizard Squad Exposed?
Activist Revolution has purportedly tracked down Lizard Squad, and exposed various members’ information (including IP addresses), which was supposedly done through a web chat service.
You can see a corresponding tweet (and photo) below:
— Activist Revolution (@ActivistRev) August 30, 2014
On Activist Revolution’s Twitter account, a number of tweets can be found that roughly document the process of exposing Lizard Squad’s members. In addition to the tweet above, the others state the following:
“closer to u then u think i am already inside ur own network and have everyone in this rooms ips and vpns
“Now you take the mask off got u now little lizard dont worry i know who u are too
#LizardSquad is dead”
If the link in the last tweet is clicked, some interesting information can be found. It leads to a page titled “Exposing Lizard Squad,” and contains detailed information on, presumably, members of the group. It’s quite in-depth, and provides some semblance of credibility to this rumor. It even includes full, personal names and home addresses.
Additionally, on Lizard Squad’s Twitter account, this tweet can be seen:
Looks like the feds have got Komodo and Iguana now. I think I'm next. Good luck FBI.
— Lizard Squad (@LizardSquad) August 30, 2014
Whether or not the FBI did, in fact, catch the members of Lizard Squad remains to be seen.
At the time of this writing, these particular events occurred about 16 hours ago. Lizard Squad’s last tweet was the one above, and there has been no further social media interaction since. The truth behind this whole situation remains unknown.
This article will be updated if, or when, relevant information is acquired. For now, this may all be an elaborate hoax, albeit a very good one. But if it is true, gamers may not have to worry about their online gaming services being taken down anytime soon (hopefully).
What are your thoughts on this news? Is it true, or is it a meticulously planned ploy by Lizard Squad (or Activist Revolution)? Let us know in the comments section below! As always, stay tuned to GamerHeadlines.com for the latest in video game and technology news.
Erwin Murillo is a graduate of Union University. He has a Bachelor's of Science degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Exercise Science and Wellness/Sports Medicine, and is currently enrolled at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center's Occupational Therapy Program. As buff as he is nerdy, you can find him either throwing around iron in the gym, or working on his latest video game article...sometimes both. Follow him on Twitter @DesertFoxJr or email him at [email protected].