The year 2014 had been one of the most turbulent year for online gamers as there had been one name that had bothered them beyond limits.
We are talking about these group of lowlife scumbags who hide behind their computer screens and disturb the experience of millions of people across the globe.
We are talking about the internet’s most hated hackers, the Lizard Squad, who up until the last day of 2014 were a faceless organization.
However, the fine men at the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit in England have managed to capture a person who is a self-professed member of the Lizard Squad.
This news has been confirmed via press release issued by the Thames Valley Police. We would like to congratulate them for this, as this is a major step forward towards getting hold of these cyber-terrorists.
Ever since the august of 2014 this group has been creating a lot of nuisance online, and they have been constantly attacking the XBOX Live and the PlayStation Network services. They had also attacked and taken down blizzard’s servers.
One of the most heinous acts of crime that they ever committed was that of attacking the gaming services over the Christmas time.
It was a time when the world was taking a break from their busy lives and work schedules and people had decided to relax and blow off some steam by playing video games, however the lizard squad acted as spoilsports and the services of the PlayStation Network and the XBOX One were down for an extended period of time.
The man who has been arrested is Vinnie Omari, a 22 year old man, and the police had a search warrant on his name which stated that they were looking for “email addresses, usernames, passwords, documents containing names associated with Paypal fraud.”
They were also looking for evidence, according to the warrant, for anything related to the “hacking of the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live systems over the Christmas period.”
The press release states that: ” The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) has arrested a 22-year-old man from Twickenham on suspicion of fraud by false representation and Computer Misuse Act offences.
The arrest yesterday (30/12) is in connection with an ongoing investigation in to cyber fraud offences which took place between 2013 and August 2014 during which victims reported funds being stolen from their PayPal accounts.
The arrested man was released on bail until 10 March.”
This is the first positive step towards arresting these men. We wish everyone working towards catching these people the best of luck and we at TheREM pray for their success.