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.
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.
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.
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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