XBox live down for a few hours, Phantom Squad takes credit and threatens PSN might be next
A group of DDoSers going by the name Phantom Squad are on a mission to reiterate what Lizard Squad had done last year to Sony and Microsoft: take Xbox live and PSN down, to ruin every gamer’s Christmas.
Last year, Lizard Squad had stopped their attacks when MEGA founder Kim Dotcom had sent them 1 year vouchers for Prom access to MEGA.
Phantom Squad appeared recently on twitter (their account was quickly suspended by Twitter) and started claiming that Sony and Microsoft have done nothing to improve their respective Networks’ security since the Lizard Squad attacks last year.
“I get asked a lot on why we do this? Why do we take down PSN and Xbox Live? Because cyber security does not exist. PSN and Xbox don’t use that money to improve their security…. So until they open their eyes Xbox Live and PSN will remain vulnerable.”
Xbox Live was down/slow for a few hours last week, and Phantom Squad claimed responsibility for the attacks. When Xbox Live was back up, Phantom Squad replied “Lmao OF F***ING COURSE xbox live is back online we stopped the attacks”.
Phantom Squad’s various twitter accounts have been taken down one after the other on twitter, But the DDoS group had claimed they would take both Xbox Live and PSN down for Christmas. If that were to happen, it would *** off a large amount of gamers, especially since Microsoft and Sony have had one year to prepare for that kind of event.
The members of Lizard Squad, most of them teenagers, had been arrested earlier this year, and Brian Krebs (of KrebsOnSecurity) stated: “I hope it’s clear to the media that the Lizard Squad is not some sophisticated hacker group”.
So, what do you guys make of a group that is basically a copycat of a bunch of teenage DDoSers? Personally I’m baffled that mainstream media call this “hacking”.