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October 10, 2016

Two More Arrested in Connection with the Lizard Squad

The December 2014 attacks on the Xbox Live and Playstation gaming networks were infamous, premeditated, and claimed by a group calling itself the Lizard Squad.

The sinister nature of attacking networks used by children, particularly on Christmas day when many were getting new consoles as gifts, gave rise to the infamy of the Lizard Squad group. Since then, a few arrests have been made, notably in Britain and Finland. Also since then, the group for a time ran a DDoS-for-hire service and at one point defaced Google’s Vietnamese portal.

Now, two hackers are in custody, charged in Chicago’s federal court on two specific counts among the myriad of computer crimes that the [...]

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April 14, 2016

World of Warcraft Servers DDoS’d Offline by Lizard Squad

A DDoS attack targeting game developer Blizzard’s servers has disrupted gamers from logging into popular games such as Diablo 3 and World of Warcraft. Infamous DDoS group Lizard Squad have taken credit for the outage.

A DDoS attack is widely known as the most common means to a cyber-attack or cyber-vandalism. Government websites, private websites, online publications and console gaming networks have frequently come under attacks over the years. It is little surprise then, that the cause of a sweeping disruption that struck Blizzard games such as World of Warcraft and Diablo was the result of a DDoS attack.

The instigators taking credit for the attack is Lizard Squad, [...]

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December 18, 2015

Xbox Live Suffers DDoS Disruption, Playstation Network May Be Next

A DDoS attack initiated by grey-hat hacker group Phantom Squad may have taken Microsoft’s Xbox Live online network offline for at least 3 hours today. If the hacker group’s threats are to believed, Sony’s PlayStation Network (PSN) may be next.

Gamers, look away. This is going to make for painful reading. For the second time in two years, a hacker group may be disrupting two of the most popular gaming networks in the console gaming world, Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.

Hacked reported on the DDoS threats made by Phantom Squad a few days ago, after a series of tweets posted by the hacker group that also took credit for knocking Reddit offline recently. In a case [...]

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December 16, 2015

Hacker Group Makes DDoS Threats against PlayStation Network & Xbox Live This Christmas

 In a series of tweets posted today on Twitter, a grey-hat hacker group who call themselves the Phantom Squad have threatened to disrupt gaming networks with DDoS attacks targeting Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox Live.

This might resemble familiar reading for console gamers everywhere. A group of hackers who dub themselves ‘the Phantom Squad are threatening a gloomy Christmas for millions of gamers everywhere by claiming to target popular gaming networks PSN (PlayStation Network) and Xbox Live.

Reddit #Offline Goodnight.

— Phantom Squad (@PhantomSqaud) December 15, 2015

Phantom Squad targeted Reddit a few [...]

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