Lizard Squad, the hacker group responsible for the recent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that brought down PlayStation Network and Xbox Live on Christmas, have just ended their attacks on each service and promised never to attack either again after Kim Dotcom, founder of file-hosting service MEGA, offered the group free lifetime subscriptions.
Kim Schmitz, also known as Kim Dotcom, reached out to the group over Twitter on Christmas evening:
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) December 25, 2014
24 hours later, Lizard Squad responded with a tweet confirming it had accepted the offer and ended its attack:
Confirming again that we are no longer attacking PSN or XBL, nor are any members. We will not be attacking them in the future. Thank MEGA.
— Lizard Squad (@LizardMafia) December 26, 2014