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08-24-2014, 11:51 PM #1
Xbox Live and PlayStation Network Hacked
I'm a little surprised no one posted about this...
The PlayStation Network was reportedly hacked and has gone down, according to reports on Sunday.
Sony responded to the apparent cyberattack on its blog.
“Like other major networks around the world, the PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network have been impacted by an attempt to overwhelm our network with artificially high traffic,” it said. “Although this has impacted your ability to access our network and enjoy our services, no personal information has been accessed.”
The company added: “We will continue to work towards fixing this issue and hope to have our services up and running as soon as possible. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused.”
Sony Online Entertainment chief John Smedley told USA Today that the network was targeted via a DDOS attack.
A group known as Lizard Squad took responsibility for the attack, the report said. The group has been tweeting about the incident since the network went down.
“Network update: our engineers are aware of the issues and are working to resolve them. We’ll keep you posted – sorry for the inconvenience,” PlayStation last tweeted at 12 p.m. ET.
It also appears that the PlayStation Plus free games service is working, as some Twitter users have indicated.
According to reports, the flight that Smedley was on was reportedly diverted due to a bomb threat. His plane–an American Airlines jetliner–was diverted to Phoenix.
The Lizard squad apparently took responsibility for the flight diversion.
08-25-2014, 12:21 AM #2
It's Sunday...but apparently it's finally coming back up.
I heard they tried taking down XBL but were unsuccessful other than causing some mild issues for some users. I'm sure MS is no stranger to DDOS attacks.Don't Reach, Young Blood
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08-25-2014, 12:44 AM #3
08-25-2014, 12:44 AM #4
Yea, but they can't keep Titanfall up, so fuck em'PSN: AverryXC
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08-25-2014, 01:49 AM #5
08-25-2014, 01:53 AM #6One thing they do now, I noticed, is they have these platform wars, like "Xbox is better than Playstation." That's nerdy to me. What the fuck is the matter with you?
- Ice-T on video game fanboys.
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08-25-2014, 12:01 PM #10
Describing a DDOS as a hack is like describing super-glueing the lock on someone's front door as a burglary. Very misleading & irresponsible reporting.PSN, XBL, Steam, Origin, Twitch, YouTube & Twitter ID: Redswipe
08-25-2014, 12:34 PM #11
08-25-2014, 01:10 PM #12The nerd is a tirelessly predictable creature whom the promise of boobies is like a bacon sandwich to a starving wolf. - Yahtzee
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08-25-2014, 01:20 PM #13
Its also worth noting that according to various media reports, this group tried to do the same thing to XBL, but were unsuccessful.
XBL > PSN
08-25-2014, 01:37 PM #14
08-25-2014, 01:38 PM #15Great quotes on the internet:
I hear Galaxy is brilliant, and it probably is. Just can't picture myself sitting down and playing it. That would take time away from watching the Disney Channel and working on my coloring book.Ryan Payton (MGS4 Associate Producer)