Phantom Squad

welivesecurity.com

Spammed-out emails threaten websites with DDoS attack on September 30th

Websites are being told that they have until September 30th to pay extortionists $720 worth of Bitcoin, or else suffer a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

PhantomSquad DDoS group claims credit for PlayStation Network downtime

A group of distributed denial-of-service attackers known as “PhantomSquad” has claimed responsibility for a PlayStation Network service interruption that lasted for 10 hours.

David Bisson reports.

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As Xbox Live goes down, PhantomSquad takes credit for attack

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas might be miserable for Xbox and PlayStation video game fans.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

PhantomSquad threatens to take down Xbox Live and PSN this Christmas

PhantomSquad says it has its sights set on disrupting the PlayStation and Xbox Live networks in a co-ordinated denial-of-service attack over Christmas.