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Post  Colne Crusader on Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:08 pm

Following from the 1st of December Xbox Live down time courtesy of the infamous hacking group Lizard Squad and their despicable denial of service attack, Xbox gamers suffered another server outage during yesterday's game awards.

Lizard Squad have claimed responsibility for both attacks and have tweeted that it is just a small dose of what is to come over Christmas.


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Post  minkey_monkey on Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:18 pm

I didn't know about xbox being down on the 1st...

Stuff like this really annoys me. I don't see the point? They are effecting people paying for a service and for what reason? Because they can?

This is the very polite version of what I could say. Sad

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Post  Waggly Bean on Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:24 pm

minkey_monkey wrote:I didn't know about xbox being down on the 1st...

Stuff like this really annoys me. I don't see the point? They are effecting people paying for a service and for what reason? Because they can?

This is the very polite version of what I could say. Sad
Agreed. I just don't see the point. People with nothing better to do?  scratch
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Post  Colne Crusader on Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:02 pm

These people just do it for their delusional sense of prestige or to get at large companies like Microsoft with whom they invariably have massive beefs. They don't seem to care that they are effectively stealing from users who have paid for a service but can't use it.
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Post  Sedgendary on Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:54 pm

From what I have seen online there is no actual proof Lizard Squad did anything, both times they claimed responsibility has been hours after the issues began.

Plus calling this a hack is not right as it is a DDoS which requires no actual hacking. The claim about Christmas doesn't really mean anything either as Microsoft have always had problems coping with the amount of people logging in over Christmas.
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Post  Colne Crusader on Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:09 pm

Fair point about the use of the term "hacking" in the title. I fell foul to the terms used in all the reports I've read there and just went along with it. A denial of service attack requires no hacking. I guess people often use the term hacking as a generalisation when they don't know any better. As a Cisco Network student, I'm pretty annoyed with myself there. Lol, but I tend not to be particularly pedantic about it. I've changed the title.

As for the other stuff, I'm just reporting what's been said. I read that they were responsible for the first attack, and are claiming posting on Twitter that they were responsible for the second and threatening more over Xmas. That's not to say it is factually correct. We'll have to wait and  see.
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Post  Tenlo on Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:21 pm

Aye it seems 360 is down at the moment and has been since 6.30 according to xbox.com
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Post  Colne Crusader on Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:24 pm

Kent just messaged me asking if it was down. Xboxone seems ok at my end but 360 defo down.
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Post  garymason72 on Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:25 pm

Tenlo wrote:Aye it seems 360 is down at the moment and has been since 6.30 according to xbox.com

glad its not just me, trying to log on for some borderlands action and keep getting denied. was also having trouble early this morning.
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Post  stubbymite on Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:40 pm

This does not sound good lets hope its not a hack cause can you imagine all the annoyed kids come Christmas morning if they don't work.
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Post  Lighthouseman on Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:56 pm

They are threatening for xmas , M$ let this happen they can stick it up their arse. Twisted Evil
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Post  minkey_monkey on Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:34 pm

The ps network has been effected as well apparently and they are reported to have 'taken claim' for that as well.

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