Looks like the hacker group who claimed responsibility for the XBox Live and Playstation Network outage on Christmas have a new target in sight – TOR.
Before you start, “..but Tor is the best“, it is just an alleged claim. The group that go by the name Lizard Squad, tweeted earlier today that they were testing their expertise on the Tor encryption service.
To clarify, we are no longer attacking PSN or Xbox. We are testing our new Tor 0day.
— Lizard Squad (@LizardMafia) December 26, 2014
Earlier today, Tor’s service was flooded with new relays — the routers that users’ data is passed between in order to make it untraceable — with the name LizardNSA. If you have a hard time understanding what this stuff is all about, this news ain’t probably for you. But, if you don’t even do a google search without Tor, well, times are hard.
A Reddit Tech team member noticed the fact first. Another tweet as posted by a security researcher Nadim Kobeissi confirms the fact: