Revealed: Hacker Who Took Down Sony Playstation and Xbox Shows His Face: “This attack was basically done by three people”

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LShacker(Lizard Squad hacker “Ryan” reveals his face in a Skynews interview)

It’s not clear whether it was intentional or not, but a hacker operating for the Lizard Squad hacking group responsible for taking down the Sony Playstation and Microsoft Xbox networks has revealed his face in an interview with Skynews.

The man who goes by the name “Ryan” says that it only took three people to incapacitate the gamer networks for the world’s two largest gaming companies.

“This attack was basically done by three people. We had a couple of people from outside the group helping with the attacks, helping us a little bit, but most of the traffic was coming from one or two people.”

Ryan says that the trio decided to launch devastating Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks simply to amuse themselves. The group later added via their Twitter page that they wanted to highlight vulnerabilities in networks that collect millions of monthly subscriber fees and choose not to upgrade their security.

Yesterday, Kim Dot Com, founder of the MegaUpload file sharing site, offered to pay the Lizard Squad group with 3,000 vouchers valued at around $300,000 USD if they would cease the attacks, an offer that they reportedly accepted. Within 12 hours of that deal being made the attack reportedly stopped.

Microsoft Xbox users say that their network status has been restored but many Playstation owners report that their network is still down.

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  • Mossy Oak

    It’s not about providing a service, their want for greed and popularity supersede them.

    • http://privacy.com MARCUS

      the hacker or sony?

      • Mossy Oak

        the hacker who is Sony.

  • Clarifier

    Can someone ask that N Korea dude to stop insulting monkeys!

    • Defiant

      LOL! This isn’t about THAT Sony hack…but AGREED!

  • Dr NoNo

    Maybe he was thinking that he could get a job in i-security with the company he hacks, maybe he will get a job, in prison.

    • CharlesH

      Nope – he’ll be hired by the Federal government working for DHS or NSA – they’re always looking for low life scum bags to put on our dime.

      • AtomicMetroid

        You just hit the nail on the head!! Sad but true.

      • Defiant

        EXACTLY! The DHS and NSA were REALLY concerned with the Playstation network! Good thing they shut THAT down for two days!

  • curenado

    Am I seeing this right? A successful blackmail?

  • Charles Martel

    It turned out it was 2 disgruntled worker female “equality activists” that did the hack. Hard to call yourself a hacker when women with access just download files instead of doing real work. I guess that will make Silicone valley want to hire more affirmative action tokens.

  • Charles Martel

    They had to get some other story out other than 2 disgruntled women just downloaded all the files in the name of “equality”

    http://gotnews.com/breaking-ided-two-female-l-based-persons-interest-sony-leak/

  • Dave

    Extortion, these guys need to be in prison

  • AtomicMetroid

    Surgically remove their hands. Otherwise, this will become an everyday thing. Nip it now!! Make an example.

  • Defiant

    OMG! Some little punk trying to make up for the fact he’s a nerd with no prom date. Big shocker. The logical course of action, naturally, is to lash out an ruin everyone’s good time.