Posted by HardOCP News 8:38 AM (CDT)
Friday October 07, 2016
Congratulations to these two dumbasses for potentially ruining the rest of their lives with a criminal record because, as members of the Lizard Squad and PoodleCorp, they thought it would be fun to launch DDoS attacks against Xbox Live, PSN and Battle.net. Your parents must be proud.
ZACHARY BUCHTA, 19, of Fallston, Md., and BRADLEY JAN WILLEM VAN ROOY, 19, of Leiden, the Netherlands, are charged with conspiring to cause damage to protected computers. The charges are the result of an international investigation into the computer hacking groups "Lizard Squad" and "PoodleCorp," according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Buchta and van Rooy allegedly conspired with others to launch destructive cyber attacks around the world, and trafficked payment accounts that had been stolen from unsuspecting victims in Illinois and elsewhere.