Lizard Squad Exposed, Caught By Federal Authorities? (Updated)

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By Erwin Murillo – 30th August 2014
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:


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 is dead”

“Exposing Lizard Squad (UPDATED)

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:

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

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].

  • Guardian

    These are the same people that said a bomb was on that plane, correct?

    Not sure how one should feel about hacking others, but since it was to catch this group I don’t mind.

    • Yep, it’s the same group. Haha, yeah, it’s quite the conundrum

      • Unknown

        LMAO; Don’t fall prey to # Activist Revolution # – They’re dumb.
        Thinking LizardSquad’s domain was seized when it wasn’t, and also for
        thinking all those infos in the pastebin are real. When infact only 1 or
        2 are.

        Also, which is funny is that this # Activist Revolution #
        fags are stupid, look at their site LMAO – It’s hosted on Weebly for
        crying out loud.

        What security team uses a foolish thing like weebly, I remember I used to use that..

        WHEN I WAS JUST LEARNING THE NET, When I was just around 9-10 :p

        • Nex

          Clearly, Anon is a LizardSquad fanboy.

  • duEprocEss

    I apologize for this not being about the article, but I have to say I enjoy this writer’s articles. He ACTUALLY knows how to write! I was so sick of the bad grammar, comma splices and other atrocities seen so often in articles on this site.

    Mr. Murillo, I applaud you!

    • Thank you! I really appreciate it. It’s always nice to hear back from readers, compliments or otherwise. I’m glad you enjoy my articles : )

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  • Jalane Farrington

    The feature image reminds me of this, which is fitting to this topic:

  • Unknown

    LMAO; Don’t fall prey to # Activist Revolution # – They’re dumb. Thinking LizardSquad’s domain was seized when it wasn’t, and also for thinking all those infos in the pastebin are real. When infact only 1 or 2 are.

    Also, which is funny is that this # Activist Revolution # fags are stupid, look at their site LMAO – It’s hosted on Weebly for crying out loud.

    What security team uses a foolish thing like weebly, I remember I used to use that..

    WHEN I WAS JUST LEARNING THE NET, When I was just around 9-10 :)

    • I’ll do a bit more research on this topic, and update this article if I find anything solid. There’s always a chance of it being a fake. Thanks for the heads up.

      • ray

        Considering this group has posted a “we’re out, it was all for laughs” whitewash explanation on their own website, plus the tweet about two of their group members being nabbed by the FBI, I’m thinking the rumors are legit. They’re trying to hide. If they’re smart, the reality and possible consequences of what they’ve done – the bomb threat alone carries a possible sentence of 5 to 15 years in a federal prison – has finally entered their heads.

  • Guest

    Trolls these days eh. – Just have to say that Tinychat doesn’t even have anything to do with LizardSquad’ It’s where Lizardsquads fanboys all went to go fuck with the Hackforums.net fags.

  • Delakando

    catch and rip their dicks off!

  • cpy

    Hang them! Bring me a rope!

  • Thanks for the info, I’ll update my article with relevant information! : )

  • Bad Dog

    The DDoS attacks were too well timed and organized to have been a group of friends. The future of gaming affords such attacks being that the games have little offline gameplay. Some games you cant even play unless online. The victims havent opened the games up to the players,forcing network conformity onto a community places a big target on the sweetspot. Wake up, we are paying money to be stuck in the box. Let us out,big companies obviously can’t manage the load so why do they keep sucking?

  • fkthelizards

    So much for them giving up… xbox live down twice in a week.