Daily Dot reports that the man, 22-year-old Vinnie Omari, was arrested Monday after police raided his home. The attacks on Sony PSN and Xbox Live are not mentioned.
A member of the hacker group Lizard Squad, which claimed credit for taking down Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live on Christmas Day, has been arrested by UK police, according to multiple reports.
Daily Dot reports that the man, 22-year-old Vinnie Omari, was arrested Monday after police raided his home. Omari sent the Daily Dot a photo of the search warrant, claiming the police took his Xbox One, phones, laptops, USB sticks and other equipment.
Thames Valley Police posted a report Wednesday, confirming that a 22-year-old man from Twickenham, England, was arrested “on suspicion of fraud by false representation and Computer Misuse Act offences.”
The report says the arrest was made Tuesday, however, and is related to an investigation of PayPal fraud, which took place between 2013 and August 2014. The attacks on Sony PSN and Xbox Live are not mentioned.
In a blog post Wednesday, security expert Brian Krebs criticized the group’s technical abilities, claiming that the source code for Lizard Stresser was stolen from another similar tool called titaniumstresser. The group responded by posting several insulting tweets about Krebs.
In the post, Krebs confirms that the arrested man, Vinnie Omari, is a member of Lizard Squad. According to Krebs, he is just “one of many individuals” who are being “rounded up and questioned.” Read more…