A security researcher: Home Appliances infiltrated behind the Pirates “Lizard Squad” attacks




Publication of the results of a security researcher report reveals large traffic sources used by hackers “Lizard Squad” Lizard Squad when directing distributed denial of service attacks, DDoS, which cause the disabling targeted job websites.

The security researcher Brian Krebs, the pirates “Lizard Squad” developed malicious software to control the Internet routers directing is adequately protected devices, especially those left behind by its users in the same factory settings without adding a password or a firewall.

He said the security researcher in his report that the largest proportion of the Internet used by hackers “Lizard Squad routers” are home appliances, followed by devices installed in some universities, then devices exist in many companies around the world.

Krebs pointed out that the malicious software is designed makes Internet routing piercing and all hardware related under the control of pirates “Lizard Squad” devices to be used within the network “Botnet” giant to direct denial of service attacks.

Malicious code, and is also working on reprogramming piercing devices to do the research for devices other than protected in order to penetrate, thus contributing to increase the number of devices used within the “Botnet” special network pirates “Lizard Squad.”

The pirates “Lizard Squad” had announced late last December responsibility for the attack against electronic gaming networks “PlayStation Network” and “Xbox Live”, an attack that resulted in the prevention of millions of players around the world, from the use of the two networks.

And launched a hacker group recently “service Lizard Stresr “that allows Internet users to request direct denial of service against any website services to prevent him from working for a fee starts at six dollars and up to $ 500, with the amount depending on the duration of the attack, which starts from 100 seconds.

It is noteworthy that members of the “Lizard Squad” wanted by the US federal authorities on charges of assault on networks Games subsidiaries of the two Sony and Microsoft, and the news reports have indicated days prior to the arrest of two members of the group, but that did not prevent the rest of the pirates of providing electronic attacks services to now .


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