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Rockstar extends GTA Online's Christmas gift window due to XBL, PSN outage

If you had trouble opening your Christmas Day inventory gifts in Grand Theft Auto Online, you weren't alone. Between apparent DDoS attacks and the likely holiday rush of player traffic, Xbox Live and PlayStation Network have suffered connectivity iss...

Xbox Live, PSN suffer outages in apparent denial of service attack

The Grinch stole online connectivity this year, it would seem. Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network have been hit with online issues, with each service taken offline in an apparent DDoS attack (distributed denial of service). The targeted attack beg...

The Explosive Reason Why The PSN And Xbox Live Hacking May Have Stopped

PlayStation Network and Xbox Live were both offline on Christmas Day following DDoS attacks by hackers known as Lizard Squad. Many gamers will be able to use their consoles normally today, though, thanks to a surprise intervention.Click To Continue Reading

Kim “Santa” Dotcom Stops Xbox and Playstation Attacks

Mega founder Kim Dotcom has saved Christmas for many Playstation and Xbox gamers. In what he describes as a Christmas Miracle, Kim Dotcom appears to have stopped Lizard Squad's DDoS attacks by handing out 3,000 vouchers for premium Mega accounts, worth $99 a piece. Source: TorrentFreak, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing and anonymous VPN services.

Hack update: PSN remains offline and some Xbox Live services still down for the count

Both Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live services were hit on Christmas Eve with DDoS attacks, with hacker group Lizard Squad taking responsibility for the hits; the group did warn users a few weeks ago that such an attack on Sony’s and Microsoft’s online gaming services was planned for Christmas. Show More Summary

Kim Dotcom May Have Just Saved Holiday Gaming

Infamous hacking group Lizard Squad has claimed credit for bringing down Xbox Live and PSN today with DDOS attacks, but Kim Dotcom may have just got them to cease and desist. I say “may” because there aren’t many details yet, other than a few tweets. More »      

Hackers ruin Christmas gaming fun by taking down Sony and Microsoft's servers

Lizard Squad has taken responsibility for DDoS attacks that have crippled both Xbox Live and PSN.

PSN, Xbox Live Taken Offline By Hackers

PlayStation and Xbox gamers alike are having a rough Christmas. Both Xbox Live and PSN have been disrupted by DDoS attacks.Click To Continue Reading

Report: PSN and Xbox Live down after DDoS attack

I'm currently away from my consoles so I can't confirm this myself, but word on the street is that PSN and Xbox Live are both inaccessible. They've apparently been down off-and-on since last night. Business Insider reports that thisShow More Summary

Predicting DDoS into 2015: Distributed attacks will only get badder maybe not bigger

The use of distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) has become the mainstay of Internet mayhem groups, hactivist protests, and even hacker warfare. Across 2014 there has been a certain amount of evolution of the tactics seen from previous years, … Continue reading ?

These Are The Countries That Could Lose Internet Easily

North Korea was taken offline for 9 1/2 hours earlier this week, possibly as the result of a distributed denial of service attack. It wouldn't take much to DDOS the entirety of North Korea: the country has only one pathway to the internet, through a connection with a "backbone" network hosted by a Chinese state-owned telecom company. Show More Summary

Apple pushes its first ever silent, automatic security update to Mac OS X to fix NTP bug

Apple has pushed out its first ever automatic security update to Mac OS X users, fixing a vulnerability in NTP that would've allowed hackers to turn Macs into DDoS zombies. In some ways, this finally brings Apple up to parity with Microsoft: Windows has technically had the ability to do automatic updates for a long time. Show More Summary

North Korea kicked off the internet by giant DDoS: Was it the USA, or someone else?

Yesterday evening, North Korea was unceremoniously knocked off the internet by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. This comes shortly after the US government promised a 'proportional response' to the Sony Pictures hack, which the FBI believes was carried out by North Korea. Show More Summary

North Korea's Internet is out: US attack?

5 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

North Korea's Internet connectivity is out, possibly the result of a DDoS that may be President Obama's "proportional response" to the Sony Pictures hack, according to the New York Times: Read the rest

Payback? North Korea’s Internet appears under attack

Following several days of continuous connectivity problems, North Korea’s internet has gone dark, according to one researcher. Whether it’s a cyber attack or a routine outage remains unclear. However, it looks a lot like a DDoS attack. News of the outage arrives just two days after the United States asked China to help in cripple […]

What is a DDoS Attack, Anyway?

We asked experts why attacks are so hard to defend against, and why they keep knocking gaming services offline.

Sorry We Were Down… TGP Server Under DDOS Attack

Sorry our servers crashed this morning. Apparently we were under some kind of DDOS attack. The main culprits were directing the attack from The Netherlands. Norse Live

Sony Jabs Hornets Nest, Allegedly Engages In DDoS Attacks Against Sites Hosting Leaked Documents

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

To be sure, there is a large amount of schadenfreude contained within the hacking of Sony Pictures. To have your dirty laundry aired for the world to see is excruciatingly painful, but Sony Corporation's past actions have drawn a target on its back on multiple occasions. Show More Summary

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