The distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that downed the National Crime Agency (NCA) website highlights the need to be prepared, according to Barracuda Networks. Hacking group Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for the attack in revenge for the arrest of six teenage hackers in five UK locations. The arrests were part of Operation Vivarium, which was co-ordinated by the NCA and involved officers from various police forces and Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs).
The six were arrested on suspicion of using the Lizard Squad’s Lizard Stresser DDoS attack tool to target a national newspaper, a school and online gaming companies and retailers.
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