The nightmare is over. The group behind various DDoS takedowns and the fake bomb threat that brought down SOE president John Smedley's flight have reportedly been caught.

Report: Lizard Squad, group behind various DDoS attacks, caught and apprehended

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 30, 2014 8:25pm PDT

Lizard Squad, the group behind various DDoS attacks against Battle.net, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and a host of others, have reportedly been caught.

The Lizard Squad Twitter account acknowledges that members of the group have been caught. In addition to that, a statement on their website further explains that the group is disbanding.

The statement from the Lizard Squad website reads as follows:

We set out on our journey 2 weeks ago with the plan to cause havoc within the gaming community. Our motives varied throughout this adventure. Originally it was to see if we could evade being caught and to experience the raw thrill of anarchy, not being bound to phony laws. We've been called everything from an organized criminal "gang" to complete assh***s, really we are just a bunch of guys with too much free time. Throughout our journey we met new people, gained new members, learned new things. People tried taking swings at us (and missed). We proved that even though we are little in this very big world, that a small group of friends who work together can cause a lot of havoc without legal repercussions. Today we will be disbanding, behind the green reptiles and other bulls***, we have lives believe it or not, things to do, people to meet. Goodbye.

In addition to bringing down various gaming services, Lizard Squad attracted the attention of the FBI when they tweeted a phony bomb threat to American Airlines to bring down Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley's San Diego-bound flight.

We will report additional details when they become available. Thanks to Chatty poster asianwaste for the tip.

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