The organization known as H4LT, which objects to being called a hacker group, has leaked Microsoft’s Xbox One SDK (Software Development Kit). The group’s intent was to distribute the SDK for the community to create new applications and research new uses. Unlike Lizard Squad, H4LT has committed a minor offense. Though SDKs require registration, many individuals and companies acquire them free of charge. SDKs are not some secret entity which has to be hacked to be attained;instead, they are handed out on a daily basis by multiple companies.
Earlier in December, Lizard Squad promised to take down the PlayStation Network, as well as the Xbox Live network on Christmas day to punish new gamers receiving their PS4’s or Xbox One’s. After the group had made good on their threat, both networks saw major downtime until Kim Dotcom decided to stop the madness.
Access to both networks ranged from limited to none at all, but Kim Dotcom apparently had enough of it. In a private message with someone claiming to be a leader or at least the mouthpiece, for Lizard Squad, Kim Dotcom supposedly paid an uncalled for ransom to get both networks back online.
Kim Dotcom owns an encrypted upload service called Mega. [...]
The virtual reality battleground is fast approaching according to the ever-growing technology and gaming groundswell. According to some news outlets, Microsoft is announcing the call of Sony Playstation’s Project Morpheus head-mounted display (HMD) and Oculus VR’s Oculus Rift PC HMD as early as June 2015.