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.