Has Lizard Squad Been Caught?

Sony executives are likely to sleep a little better this weekend. A British man was arrested Friday in connection with the Christmas Day attack on the Sony PlayStation Network and MicrosoftEUs Xbox Live network that took both gaming networks offline for days and infuriated millions of gamers. The hacker collective known as Lizard Squad took responsibility for both attacks.

Police in the U.K. have not yet released the suspectEUs name, saying only that they have arrested an 18-year-old man living in northwest England for both attacks, along with multiple "swatting" offenses and making death threats. Swatting refers to the practice of reporting a false crime to authorities, hoping they will react by sending a SWAT team to the targetEUs location.

WorldEUs Most Notorious Hacker

The arrest was made by the U.K.EUs South East Regional Organized Crime Unit (SEROCU) Cyber Crime Unit, in cooperation with the FBI. Several electronic and digital devices were seized as part of the arrest, according to police.

EUWe are still at the early stages of the investigation and there is still much work to be done,EU Craig Jones, Head of the Cyber Crime Unit at SEROCU, said in a statement. EUWe will continue to work closely with the FBI to identify those to who commit offenses and hold them to account.EU

The arrest is not the first to be made in connection with Lizard Squad, however. Another British man, 22-year-old Vinnie Omari, was also arrested in December in connection with the group, although Omari was later released from custody without charge.

Lizard Squad is one of the most notorious hacker or hackers in recent memory. Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for a number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox, live-streaming Web site Twitch, and BlizzardEUs Battle.net. It also defaced the VaticanEUs Web...

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