Vinnie Omari, a member of the now-infamous DDoS attack group, Lizard Squad, who claimed responsibility for the recent Christmas Day PlayStation Network and Xbox Live outages, has reportedly been arrested by British police.
According to The Daily Dot, who has procured a copy of the search warrant used in the 22-year-old Lizard Squad member’s arrest on Tuesday the police “took everything” – including Omari’s Xbox One, phones, laptops, USB flash drives, et cetera.
Read more on the Lizard Squad member’s arrest after the break.
Lizard Squad Member Arrested
The following is a screen capture of the search warrant used in Omari’s arrest:
The Thames Valley Police recently published a press release revealing that a 22-year-old male (Omari) from Twickenham was arrested on Tuesday, December 30th, on alleged charges of ” suspicion of fraud by false representation and Computer Misuse Act offenses.”
“The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) has arrested a 22-year-old man from Twickenham on suspicion of fraud by false representation and Computer Misuse Act offences.”
Keep in mind that the charges are alleged, and no actual charges have actually been filed. Regardless, Omari is due in court come March 2015.
In related news, Microsoft’s Xbox Live service has been back up and running for a few days, while Sony’s PlayStation Network experienced intermittent network issues following the Christmas Day DDoS attacks.
“Ryan” – the Lizard Squad member who spoke out on the group’s motivations behind the DDoS attacks – reportedly tweeted the following in response to Omari’s arrest.
This story will be updated as relevant information arises.
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