PSN and Xbox Online Services Taken Offline, Lizard Squad

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Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox were partially inaccessible to users on Wednesday and Thursday, as frustrated holiday gift recipients discovered they were unable to connect with the gaming networks.

Microsoft issued a service alert, warning that that signing into Xbox Live has been impacted, saying:

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Lizard Squad hackers have taken down the online game networks Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on Christmas Day in what appears to be a massive DDoS Attack.Lizard Squad is the same group which took down the Sony‘s PlayStation network a couple of weeks ago.

In our previous article on PSN hack we had mentioned how Lizard Squad vowed to take down Xbox and PSN on Christmas. It seems the group has kept it words.However, Lizard Squad is not the only group being discussed this time. A pro-gamer group ‘The Finest Squad’ is not happy with the hackers, vowing to expose their real identity.

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Apparently Kim Dotcom,founder of MegaUpload and Mega.co.nz has offered Lizard Squad hackers 3000 MegaPrivacy premium vouchers if they stop attacking XBOX Live and PSN immediately.

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And the offer worked and Lizard Squad stopped attacking the Sony’s PSN and Xbox online service.Then the finally tweets between Kim and Lizard Squad :

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William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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