[ISN] Who are Lizard Squad?

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/who-are-lizard-squad-10007363.html By KIRAN MOODLEY The Independent 28 January 2015 With a hacker affiliated with Lizard Squad apparently hacking Taylor Swift’s Twitter account yesterday, many will be asking who exactly are these latest online mischiefs. In a world where names such as LulzSec, Anonymous and the Syrian Electronic Army are banded around in an ever-increasingly porous internet, it can be difficult grasping the basics of the who, what and why of online hackers. Who are Lizard Squad? No one really knows. The name Lizard Squad is used as a signature on a site the group has hacked, displaying a lizard in a top hat, monocle and tuxedo. They were then behind the Christmas day attack on Sony Playstation and Microsoft Xbox Live. In an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, “Member One” said that he became part of the attack for moral reasons, that Microsoft could have prevented the hack and that it only took a few days to plan. […]