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

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.