I wonder if NSA or the FBI knew that Drama Alert was hosting all these hackers. Some think Lizard Squad were the ones to hack Sony and not N Korea. Seems these guys can get into any systems they want? What say ye?
The “hacker” group Lizard Squad has declared it will no longer attack Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network, as well as denied claims it had planned to attack Tor, an anonymity network often used to resist censorship. While the former appears to be true, the latter information is quite conflicting. First of all, the denial of service attack targeted both Xbox Live and PSN, the two largest console gaming networks. Next, the timing was key: Many gamers naturally wanted to play on their day off, whether on an already-purchased game console or on one received as a present for Christmas. Finally, the aftermath of the attack was massive if not greater than the attack itself because the game networks couldn’t handle the traffic of millions of consoles trying to get back online all at once after the attack was over.
Lizard Squad, which has had multiple Twitter accounts suspended but merely creates new ones, then moved on to the Tor encryption service. In addition to hosting three members from Lizard Squad, the latest DramaAlert episode also hosted two members from Anonymous, one member from Finest Squad, and Kim Dotcom. You can listen to the whole clip here: Among the topics discussed are Anonymous trying to expose Finest Squad as a scam group, Kim Dotcom saving the day by offering premium Mega vouchers in exchange for stopping the attacks on Microsoft and Sony’s gaming networks, as well as a technical discussion of the various attacks between the groups. The best part, in our opinion, comes about two-thirds in, when Dotcom tries to steer the discussion towards why these groups should focus on hacks that don’t tarnish the term “hacker.”
While it can be interesting to hear what some members of these groups believe, it’s important to emphasize that they don’t necessarily represent what will happen next. Objectives and beliefs change, as do the individuals that make up these groups.....snip~