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John Smedley steps down from Daybreak to head new company

Its official, John Smedley has left Daybreak Studios for good, after stepping down as President in order to take some time away following a series of personal attacks alongside some high-profile DDOS attacks on the company’s game servers. It was initially thought that Smedley would return to the former SOE …

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Daybreak CEO to go after hacker who downed his flight

Daybreak CEO John Smedley is the man who’s flight was downed last  year when hackers called in a bomb threat and leaked his personal information. So you can understand that now one of those responsible from Lizard Squad have been convicted, he’s rather pleased. What he isn’t happy about though is that …

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Lizard Squad member pleads guilty to 23 charges

One of Lizard Squad’s members, a 17 year old teen from Canada, has appeared in court and pleaded guilty to 23 charges relating to online abuse. He was charged with counts of extortion, criminal harassment and public mischief. Since the boy is only 17, he can’t be named publicly but …

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Malaysia Airlines website goes down to hack – and returns

Malaysia Airlines’ website is now online and looking peachy, but it wasn’t just a few short hours ago. Earlier this morning, visiting the website would display little but a laughing message from a hacking group, pointing through to their official Twitter account for added evidence of their culpability. The group …

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UK police have arrested second Lizard Squad member

The UK police have arrested a second member of online troll group, Lizard Squad, following the Christmas day DDOS attacks on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. An 18 year old was taken in to custody today after being linked directly to the attacks. The arrest was carried out by …

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Alleged PSN and Xbox Live hackers arrested

Christmas day was a frustrating one for many, as despite the new games they’d opened from Father Christmas, they were unable to play them online as both Xbox Live and the PlayStation network were down. Laying claim to the DDOS attack that caused it was a hacking group called Lizard Squad, …

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Xbox Live and PSN back online following Christmas day attacks

Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network are back online following the Christmas period DDOS attacks which saw both services suffer from issues for a few days. The attack was carried out by Lizard Squad, a group of ‘hackers’ that threatened to take down Microsoft and Sony’s respective online services earlier this …

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