DDoS attack takes down Xbox Live2014-12-02 10:15 by Daniela
Tags: Xbox Live, hackers, DDoS
Xbox Live have reportedly been taken down by a Distributed Denial of Service Attack (DDoS). Whilst the attack has not yet been confirmed by Microsoft, the hacker group Lizard Squad confirmed that it was responsible for the hack. Now the service is online again.
The outage prevented many users from connecting to the service, making online play almost impossible, in addition to impacting update and game downloads. In their complaints on Twitter, gamers said they were not being able to sign into Microsoft's network and wondering when the issue will be fixed.
The hackers said that taking down Xbox Live was a "Christmas Present" to Microsoft. They also threatened to continue bringing sites down for Christmas.This is not the first outage caused by Lizard Squad.
The group have been doing DDOS attacks on gaming servers for several months. Among the affected were the servers of Playstation, Destiny and several EA games.
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