XBox live down for a few hours, Phantom Squad takes credit and threatens PSN might be next


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33 Responses

  1. Mgrev says:

    “to ruin every gamer’s Christmas”

    there are also some PC gamers.
    yes i know wololo is mostly about consoles, but still

  2. Anonymous says:

    Looks like Phantom Squad twitter account got suspended. Does anyone know their new account name?

  3. Manuel Eduardo Koegler says:

    Are you f*cking kidding me here?
    More script kiddies and push-overs!

    • CPUzX says:

      It’s truly a joke. All of these script-kids arrive at the scene, and then claim that they’re 1337 hackers, when it reality, they’re all just a bunch of simpleminded idiots who are using a predefined DDOS automation script, with a few boxes of specific server-related IP addresses, and a bunch of friends to assist them. No “hacking” involved whatsoever, just experementation.

  4. Bj says:

    Bunch of punks , hope they all get raped in jail

  5. RiotDX says:

    “DDoS group”, like you really need any knowledge of hacking to launch a DDoS attack. This is nothing more than a group of kids trying to get something for free because somebody sent them a DDoS tool. Honestly, remember when the PSN got hacked and people had financial data stolen? It was cheaper for Sony to give away free games to everyone who was hacked and settle potential lawsuits than it was for them to actually tighten up security. And the real kicker? Wait for it…

    Lizard Squad has announced on Twitter that they intend to join these morons and take down both XBL and PSN “on Christmas day onwards”

  6. Xoombie503 says:

    This is so stupid,all it does is ruin everybodys time off to play their games.why dont they hack and make every available game for free for everybody to download?

  7. Thomas Wade says:

    I don’t really care if they take down PSN and XBL, as long as they leave NN unaffected I’ll be happy. I don’t want to lose access to Splatoon, Tri Force Heroes or Mario Kart 8.

  8. Kim Dotcom says:

    *Kim Dotcom

  9. piotrekhenry says:

    PSN was “down for a few hours” during black friday without any DDoS attack from wanabee hackers. As far as I know even home purpose routers have some degree of security against DDoS. One would expect companies like SONY or Microsoft to be invulnerable to such tactics.

  10. Rob says:

    Good thing that all I need is Fallout 4, which doesn’t have online multiplayer. 😉

  11. Demonspeeding152 says:

    Honestly I approve of this, in general i dont like the idea of psn being down for a while, but if sony/Microsoft actually did improve the security of their networks to pc level as a result then gameplay would be better in the end(without the cheaters)

  12. witzberger says:

    Your Telling Me That Those Multi-Million Dollar Corporations Can’t Have The Best Secure Servers?…That’s Why Bill Gates Jumped Ship STEP IT UP MICROSOFT AND SONY!!!

  13. arthanis says:

    Judging by their writing, I do think it’s safe to assume that they are teenagers. As for their claims, how does DDoS prevention attacks would pressure any of them to improve “security” ? Freaking attention-seekers.

    • BahamutBBob says:

      This is what I’m wondering. Sending a flood of requests to a server has nothing to do with that server’s security measures. Any server can be taken down via DDoS, as long as you know the IP or URL that the server is attached to.


  15. Rei says:

    funny seems like they want to sound like theyre doing us a ‘favor’ by educating us on how crappy the security on xbox or psn is. what a load of *** surely theres another way of doing this without inconveniencing everyone who uses online services, well i know im gonna pre download any games i want to play from the psn

  16. Psxplay says:

    Improving security won’t stop DDoS attacks, sure you can try and filter the traffic and ease the attack with gateway protection, but all they are doing is overloading the gateways or servers with traffic so causes a denial of service attack. Pointless really!!

  17. Franky says:

    I’m a bit conflicted over this. It’s not right to ruin another persons experience, but these big proud greedy business’s will more than likely still not listen and still won’t do anything to stop these kinds of attacks after they subside.

  18. Charles Fasano says:

    I hope they all go to jail. Us gamers are not to be messed with.

  19. Zeke says:

    I have precisely two opinions on this :-

    1. It’ll ruin mostly the experience of kids getting that all-important Christmas console and not being able to get it set up, perhaps leading them and any nervous parents out there to believe the console is “broken” and pay the retailer an angry visit demanding their money back. So ruining the kids christmas, and the days after making some retailers lives a misery. Yeah, that’s totally 1337 ***, well done. Sure it affects adult gamers too but they’ll know what it is. Might ruin their gaming time around Christmas too, though.

    2. I don’t really play games online or download them much either so it doesn’t affect me, but the first thing does tick me off a lot. It’s LAME. Script kiddies should ***, GTFO and grow up.

  20. witzberger says:

    You Don’t See DDos Hacks Being Done On Banks Or Other Large Establishments!!! Tic Toc!!!!

  21. Mamimi says:

    As someone said earlier, this has nothing to do with security. It is simply blocking legit traffic from getting to the servers. If three large men stood outside a bank and wouldn’t allow customers inside to withdraw money, you wouldn’t say the bank’s vaults were insecure. You also wouldn’t say the bank needs to simply install new doors that were bigger than the guys so people could get in. You’d call the cops because some jerks were bullying people outside the bank..

    It’s not the responsibility of Sony or MS to have loads of extra, expensive hardware that is only needed when some stupid children are being bullies. It’s silly to expect them to be overvigilant when the only time the hardware would be needed is in unusual circumstances such as during an attack like this. The only people they need to protect themselves from is the very same people claiming they are doing this to show flaws in “security”. If they weren’t doing this, there’d be no problem.

    I mean, if you’d rather pay $150 for a year of PSN and XBox Live, go ahead, tell Soy and MS to beef up their servers. But i have a better idea. Tell those script kiddies to F off.