Through Operation Vivarium, the NCA targeted cyber crime. Last week the agency arrested six people for buying Lizard Squad’s cyberattack tool “Stressed Out” - code that makes it possible to break into websites.
The group has now executed its revenge for the arrests, it seems. The NCA website was down this morning, and Lizard Squad has tweeted a photo of a lizard in a top hat alongside a message reading, “Stressed out? http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/ #offline”.
NCA has clarified on Twitter that the cyber attack against it “isn’t hacking, there’s been no intrusion”. Rather, Lizard Squad has executed a DDOS attack, crashing the agency's website by bombarding it with traffic.