Lizard Squad Threatens UK’s Labour Leader with Cyberattacks Against His Family

Lizard Squad, the well-known hacktivist cybergang, is pledging to mount personal cyberattacks on Britain’s Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

As the UK continues to be roiled by Brexit debate ahead of a Dec. 12 general election, the Labour Party said on Tuesday that it had been targeted by a “sophisticated and large-scale” cyberattack bent on taking out its online presence with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) effort.

Lizard Squad, which specializes in mounting DDoS attacks against high-profile targets, took responsibility for the attack. It tweeted out that “no terrorist-supporting government should be allowed to rule a country” – in a reference to leader Jeremy Corbyn’s views on Northern Ireland; politics-watchers say that Ulster is at the heart of the country’s inability to get a Brexit deal done.

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Source: ThreatPost