Lizard Squad Claims Xbox and PSN Hack Was For Our Own Good, Anonymous Declares War
Ashley Allen / 2 years ago
Lizard Squad, the hacker group responsible for taking down Xbox Live and PlayStation Network over Christmas, has claimed it committed the act for the good of gamers. Whatever the motivation, Anonymous has declared war on Lizard Squad, telling the collective that they’ve “made an enemy”.
According to Lizard Squad, a company as large as Microsoft and Sony should have the money and infrastructure to prevent DDoS attacks, and that’s exactly the point, the implication being that users are being short-changed by the two companies not investing in their networks enough.
These corporations make billions off your existence and still don't even pay their tax. And you're still defending them? Open your eyes.
— Lizard Squad (@LizardMafia) December 26, 2014
“If I was working [at Microsoft or Sony] and had a big enough budget I could totally stop these attacks,” a member of Lizard Squad, ‘Ryan Cleary’, told The Daily Dot. “I’d buy more bandwidth, some specific equipment, and configure it correctly. It’s just about programming skill. With an attack of this scale it could go up to the millions. But that’s really no problem for Sony and Microsoft.”
Lizard Squad’s altruistic reasoning hasn’t touched Anonymous, though, as the group has warned Lizard Squad “now you are all going down.” But there seems to be another motive behind Anonymous’ move against the hacker group, as revealed in a YouTube video released on Friday.
“Greetings Gaming Community & Lizard Squad aka Finest, It has come to our attention that despite our continued warnings you have decided to disregard our requests to stop promoting propaganda such as “Anonymous has joined up with the FBI”. The only Anon that ever worked with the FBI is Sabu, the former Lulzsec’s leader and now he’s know as the biggest traitor and scumbag that shopped hes friends to the police in order to save himself among all Anonymous parties. The Leader of Lizard Squad Jord is also the leader of Finest Squad which is in the same position as Sabu (shopped two of hes friends to the police after hacked by Anonymous and, now is struggling to escape from us). Everything that’s happening right now such as “Interview” is a typical brainwashing method of drama in order to save himself. You have made an enemy of Anonymous by saying that we are supporting FBI and now you are all going down!”