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DDos Attackers Caught and Exposed

As we all know our peaceful gaming universe was slowed to a crawl thanks to the DDos attacks of the supposed Lizard Squad.  It all started around August 23rd with the attack of the PlayStation Network which slowly moved up to more and more multiplayer gaming networks. The most recent being Xbox Live (A.k.A Microsoft’s Network). Recently though there has been hint that these pesky Lizards have finally lost their tails, and their secrecy.  Thanks to someone who calls themselves Activist Revolution, the Lizards may have just been caught sooner then they would have liked to be, with many posts from Activist stating that the FBI has caught the Lizard Squad, and many more stating that he is watching them and recording their IP, and also stating he is closer than they think.  I just hope all this is true and I can get back to gaming without having to worry about a keyhole hacker getting in my way. For a more in depth look, check out Activist Revolution on Twitter for all his/her posts about the Lizard Squad, and don’t forget to comment on what you think of these DDos attacks.

 

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[Update #4] Hacker Group’s DDoS Attacks Cripple PlayStation Network

Update #4: Sony has released the following update on their 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.

Although this has impacted your ability to access our network and enjoy our services, no personal information has been accessed.
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.”

Update #3: @FamedGod claims to have been the one responsible for the DDoS attack.

 

 

Update #2: Some users can log in but others still can’t at the moment.

 

 

Update: Smedley has tweeted that services will slowly but surely be restored.

 

 

Though he is referring to SOE and is not sure about PSN.

 

 

Stay tuned.

Original Story as follow:

Sony’s PlayStation Network was scheduled for maintenance on Monday but seems to have gotten a one day head start thanks to a barrage of DDos (Distributed denial of service) attacks on their servers.

The Hacker group known as @LizardSquad has claimed responsibility, bragging about it via their twitter account. They’ve also taken credit for the attacks on  Path of Exile, Battle.net and League of Legends servers. John Smedley, President of Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed the attacks via twitter.

 

 

There is no time window for when the service will be back online but Smedley has assured that Sony is working to bring it back online and it is almost under control.

 

 

The group also claims to have gotten into Sony’s data centers

 

 

Probably best to change your passwords once service goes back up just to be safe. Stay tuned to RGN as we’ll keep you updated on the situation.

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The One Claiming Responsibility for PSN DDoS Attack Threatens to Go After Xbox Live

@FamedGod who claims to be the one actually responsible for the DDoS attack that has brought down Sony’s PlayStation Network, has vowed to go after Microsoft’s Xbox Live servers next.

 

Whether this person is really the one who cripple PSN hours ago or just trolling is unknown, but he seems to determined to convince everyone that he is and a threat to Microsoft’s servers. That remains to be seen.

 

This, this is why we can’t have nice things.

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[Update #2] Hacker Threats Divert Plane Flight With Sony Boss On Board

 

Update #2: Smedley has tweeted that everything is okay but won’t go into anymore details:

 

 

 

Update: In response to Game Informer’s inquires about the situation, a Sony representative had stated:

“The FBI is currently handling the situation at this time. We have no further comment”

Good, we’ll keep you posted.

Original Story as follows:

The group of hackers known as @LizardSquad — who claims to be behind the DDoS attacks on PSN and others, seems to have targeted  Sony Online President John Smedley as well. The group supposedly called in a bomb threat to flight American Airlines #362, causing it to divert. Smedley was on said flight.

 

According to Smedley’s tweet earlier this morning the flight was originally scheduled from Dallas to San Diego but it has been diverted to Phoenix for “security reasons.”

 

You can view the flight path here.

 

He isn’t the only one to have tweeted about the situation, and LizardSquad took it upon themselves to retweet some of them.

 

 

 

This whole situation is getting out of hand honestly.

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