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Lizard Squad or technical glitch? PlayStation Network and Xbox Live go down on Christmas
Since yesterday night Microsoft’s Xbox Live has been going off and on, intermittently while today the Sony’s PlayStation Network is playing truant with the gamers.
The premier foe of both the online gaming networks, Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for DDoSing them. The hide and seek involving Lizard Squad and the two gaming networks continued over the Christmas eve into today. As promised in the now banned Twitter account @LizardPatrol, the Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for taking down PlayStation Network on Twitter, saying it has downed both networks with DDoS attacks – basically, intentionally overloading servers by sending a flood of bogus web traffic.
Lizard Squad seems to be enjoying the outages and jingling all the way ; this came in just 3 mins earlier
Sony confirms the outage
Sony’s “AskPlayStation” Twitter account has acknowledged the service issue, but has not stated whether or not it’s the result of a DDoS attack.
We are aware that there have been issues reported with PSN. Thanks for your patience as we investigate.
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) December 24, 2014
If you have read our report on earlier DDoS attacks on PSN and Xbox Live Servers, the Lizard Squad had issued a threat last week that it would take down the PlayStation and Xbox Live networks over Christmas. It seems to have fulfilled its promise.
Lizard Squad v Finest Squad
Meanwhile a pro gamers hacking crew called ‘The Finest Squad’ has taken it upon themselves to expose Lizard Squad. ‘The Finest Squad,’ had apparently exposed several Lizard Squad identities online, and it also learned that Lizard was taking the big game networks using DDoS attacks.
They are also trying all they can to help the gamers but the Lizard Squad seems to be one up on them
— The Finest (@FinestSquad) December 25, 2014
Sony and Microsoft have a huge problem on their hands with Lizard Squad because the squad seems to be able to take down both the networks at a flick of a coin, whenever they want.
Anyways here’s tweet that just came in