Hackers target Xbox Live and PlayStation Network

    
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A hacker group called Phantom Squad is causing headaches for online console players today.

Earlier this morning, Xbox Live came under a harsh DDOS attack that interrupted the service and made it impossible to log in for several hours before the hackers apparently stopped. The service is now performing as usual.

PlayStation Network may be next, as Phantom Squad has made threats that it will target that service as well. The hackers claim they are doing this to force the two companies to increase their cyber security.

Both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network came under attack last year by Lizard Squad around the same time.

Source: Eurogamer
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Nordavind
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Nordavind

See, this is what happens when people get sexually frustrated and the hand just won’t cut it any more.

Blackomen
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Blackomen

DDOS is not hacking. Any dipshit can DDOS pretty much anyone, if they have the money or contacts with REAL hackers. This guys are not a “hacker group” they are a group of bored children with a grudge.

Rheem Octuris
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Rheem Octuris

Lotsofheals Janio2  I disagree. I think the solution is to increase the punishment to fit the crime. I mean that Lizad Squad guy only got house arrest. Its a slap on the wrist. If international laws made it so being caught equals serious jail time, then I think people would b less likely to do it.

“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/289513.Benjamin_Franklin

misterbeefy117
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misterbeefy117

Come on guys, the sequel is never better than the original. And in this case, the original was the Phantom Menace, so Phantom Squad is basically Attack of the Clones. We all know how that turned out.

Well, we can all have our cathartic release when in a few months, Phantom Squad members start getting arrested.

Lights_andMusic
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Lights_andMusic

Sorenthaz dragonwhimsy thatchefdude He was one of 6 arrested – was given a two year suspended sentence (which I agree is bullshit), but he WAS tried in his home nation of Denmark where laws are significantly lighter on this sort of thing – I imagine if he had been in the US he’d be enjoying an 8X10 in juvy with a 10 year ban from computers or something similar

Lights_andMusic
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Lights_andMusic

A Dad Supreme “Why don’t they all go after ISIS websites instead?”  Someone more famous and better qualified beat them to it, it seems

 http://www.wsj.com/articles/anonymouss-hackers-targeting-islamic-state-online-1447881328

Detton
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Detton

A Dad Supreme Because they aren’t scared of MS or Sony trying to kill them if they are found out.

Dope_Danny
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Dope_Danny

I wonder at this point if they genuinely believe themselves thats its for anything but attention?

My personal opinion? Lizard Squad already did it, nobody ever remembers number 2. Keep trying to get e famous pupper but nobody ever cares about the imitators, we’ve already been down this road. Once is an outrage, twice is “oh well it will be back”.

krieglich
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krieglich

Sazri krieglich dragonwhimsy thatchefdude There are ways to handle attacks better than last year. Of course this means to pump a lot of money and work into it… argh, if only my english would be better I could talk forever about this topic.

Lotsofheals
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Lotsofheals

Janio2
“That will probably destroy P2P files sharing and the like. Just to stop these script kiddies and other persons. ”
These script kiddies while not the brightest are still causing, in this case i would imagine are causing damage in ten to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Not to mention if they focused on a small mom and pop website they have no way to deal with the cost of a hack like this. 
So yes make changes to the internet, and make it safe.