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Six teens released on bail after using cyber attack software

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Aug 2015 22:04 User comments (2)

Six teens released on bail after using cyber attack software Six teenagers in the UK have been released on bail after being accused of using the Lizard Squad's cyberattack tool to take down multiple sites and services.
The teens are accused of attacking a national newspaper, a couple of gaming companies, online retailers and a school.

Lizard Stresser, the tool that helps would-be attackers to DDoS targets, was made available by the Lizard Squad, the group that made a name for itself last year by temporarily taking down Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network using the same tool.

The teens, aged 15 to 18, paid to use Lizard Stresser on specific targets, paying for its services with Bitcoin as they tried to remain anonymous.

Tony Adams, senior operations manager at the National Crime Agency (NCA) national cybercrime unit, added: "By paying a comparatively small fee, tools like Lizard Stresser can cripple businesses financially and deprive people of access to important information and public services."

Source:
Guardian

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2 user comments

131.8.2015 1:57

You don't have to pay a fee to use LOIC (Low Orbit Ion Cannon).

23.9.2015 16:04

Originally posted by ivymike:
You don't have to pay a fee to use LOIC (Low Orbit Ion Cannon).
If I recall, that relies on only your computer, and many people doing it at once. LizardStresser relies on a much much more powerful either server or, more likely, botnet. Regardless of how it's operated, LizardStresser is far more robust and requires less of an organized effort.

Also, LOIC includes your IP in every single packet it sends, and VPNs will be quick ban your account and sell you out since it's a very obviously identifiable and traceable crime. I think that's how Lulzsec got caught...and this is all straight from my ass, so citation needed.
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