Lizard Squad servers seized by FBI, but group plans to be back tomorrow

Lizard Squad, the hacking group that earned international infamy after taking down Xbox Live and Playstation Network late last year, has had their web servers seized by the FBI.

But the group promises it’s just a temporary setback.

Lizard Squad ran two domains, shenron.su and lizardstresser.su, as well as an Internet Relay Chat server on the Darkode servers. Visiting either of those sites now results in an error message showing the law enforcement offices behind the raid.

Darkode, an infamous cybercrime forum, was seized on Tuesday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in cooperation with a broad swath of international partners. Darkode, U.S. Attorney David J Hickton said, “represented one of the gravest threats to the integrity of data on computers in the United States and around the world and was the most sophisticated English-speaking forum for criminal computer hackers in the world.”

Similarly, Lizard Squad’s two servers went down last night, but their domains are not in the feds’ possession, according to a Lizard Squad member who goes by the name “Antichrist.” He claimed that the backend of the site stayed online after the raid, and that the group plans to have their websites back online in the next 24 hours.

“You can seize all of our servers and go after our friends, but you will never catch us,” Antichrist told the Daily Dot. “Keep trying, though; it’s amusing.”

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William Turton

William Turton

Once named one of Forbes’ 20 Under 20 and hired as a staff writer for the Daily Dot when he was still a senior in high school, William Turton is a rising tech reporter focusing on information security, hacking culture, and politics. Since leaving the Daily Dot in April 2016, his work has appeared on Gizmodo, the Outline, and Vice News Tonight on HBO.