PlayStation Network

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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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.


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The noose tightens on Lizard Squad, as police apprehend suspects

The notorious Lizard Squad hacking gang who brought down the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live over the Christmas holiday, may have bitten more than it can chew.


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XBox and PSN attacks were “marketing scheme” for Lizard Squad’s DDoS service

The attack which knocked offline the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live over Christmas appears to have been a publicity stunt, designed to gain notoriety and draw attention to the hacking group which has claimed responsibility – Lizard Squad.

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


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Sony fined £250,000 after hackers gained access to millions of gamers’ details

“There’s no disguising that this is a business that should have known better,” says ICO director.

How many headlines do there have to be before companies take data security more seriously?


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Sony says credit card details *were* encrypted, but questions still remain

Sony confirms that credit card details which could have been stolen in the recent hack of the PlayStation Network were encrypted, but doesn’t reassure customers regarding the strength of encryption.


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PlayStation Network hacked: Personal data of up to 70 million people stolen

Users of Sony’s PlayStation Network are at risk of identity theft after hackers broke into the system, and accessed the personal information of videogame players.


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PlayStation Network hacked: five days and counting..

The Sony PlayStation Network has been offline since 20th April, following what the company calls an “external intrusion”.


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