It has been confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has begun investigating Lizard Squad, the hacker group that took down PlayStation Network and Xbox Live during Christmas. Although no details have been given, a spokesperson for the FBI told GamesBeat that “the FBI is investigating the matter.”
DDoS attacks, like the ones used to take down the gaming networks, are considered illegal if they cause enough harm. Considering that the downed networks might have left Sony and Microsoft unable to sell digital games and thus probably caused a significant amount of damage, it is likely that Lizard Squad’s hacking would qualify as a criminal case.
Hopefully, the FBI will quickly find and apprehend those responsible for the attacks, though we will just have to wait and see. What do you think about the investigation?