The notorious cyber hacking group collectively known as ‘Lizard Squad ‘ may be behind the recent hacks related to Facebook and Instagram. Lizard Squad was behind the hacking of the Malaysian Airlines Website hack which kept the site down for a long time creating panic.
Facebook and Instagram servers were down for more than an hour creating panic among millions of its users. Lizard Squad posted a cryptic message on their Twitter feed: “Facebook, Instagram, Tinder, AIM, Hipchat #offline #LizardSquad.” The message was tweeted close to noon, IST from their Twitter handle @LizardMafia. The Tweet got nearly 4800 retweets.
Facebook responded with a statement that debunked the Squad claim: “Earlier this evening many people had trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram. This was not the result of a third party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems. We moved quickly to fix the problem, and both services are back to 100% for everyone.”
Lizard Squad is getting the attention they want with the hacking of Xbox servers, malaysia airlines website and now Facebook. Lizard Squad’s original and its member profile is still unknown and they are creating more cyber havoc day by day.