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 [...]
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 [...]