Lizard Squad’s Plaintext Customer List Leaked As Another Member Is Arrested

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The Lizard Squad, the group of hackers credited with taking down Xbox Live and PSN over the holiday, have been compromised and much of their data leaked. Brian Krebs received a listing of the Lizard Squad’s LizardStresser customer database and noted that the group made about $11,000 in bitcoin serving up denial-of-service on demand.

At the same time police arrested an alleged member of the group, Jordan Lee-Bevan aka EvilJordie.

The Lizard Squad’s LizardStresser site had 14,241 users but only a few hundred funded accounts and performed an equal number of attacks (including shutting down Krebs’ own site).

It’s a bit ironic that the Lizard Squad was hacked so quickly but, given their track record – multiple arrests over the past few weeks coupled with bold posturing – hubris may be clouding their operational security.