Omari was arrested as part of an investigation into thefts of PayPal accounts, but the investigators also took the suspect's phone, computers, Xbox One, flash drives and will search his emails and more "in relation to the hacking of the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live systems over the Christmas period."
Earlier this month, Omari and Finnish teen Julius Kivimäki made appearances on Sky News to comment on the downtime. Big time security expert Brian Krebs identified both and linked Omari to proposed sales of Mega vouchers on a hacking forum. This is notable because Mega founder Kim Dotcom offered 3000 vouchers for the service to the Lizard Squad to get them to drop the DDoS so he could get back to gaming.
Kivimäki was arrested last year for his part in a large botnet, and was found to have over 3000 stolen credit card numbers.
Krebs has a very interesting piece on the Lizard Squad, who he basically calls script kiddies and "angry" teens.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 4 Jan 2015 18:40