UK police have detained and are investigating 22 year old Vinnie Omari, an alleged member of Lizard Squad who attacked PlayStation Network and Xbox Live with a DDoS attack over Christmas.
Omari was arrested on Monday and made bail on Tuesday but must appear in court on March 10, 2015 in relation to the arrest. The arrest initially came after British police were investigating a number of PayPal thefts that have occurred over the past couple of years. A search warrant allowed police to seize his computers and electronic equipment and specifically call out the DDoS attacks on the two gaming networks.
Omari previously mentioned that he had helped the DDoS launch against Sony and Microsoft but after the sequence of events on Monday backtracked via his Twitter account stating that he was not part of the Lizard Squad group:
See I told you guys I’m not really a LizardSquad member 😉 It wasn’t nice getting raided at 7.30AM.
— Vinnie (@VinnSec) December 31, 2014