Xbox Live, Playstation Networks Attacked; Lizard Squad Claims Responsibility

Xbox Live and Playstation Network were both down for a significant period of time yesterday due to a hacking attack.

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If at any point yesterday you looked to duck away from your family and get some quality time in with your favorite console, you were likely very disappointed to find that both the Playstation and Xbox Live networks were down. This was no random error, as it turns out; the hacker group Lizard Squad had deliberately taken both down:

Both services remained down until an unlikely hero emerged: Kim Dotcom. The now-broke MegaUpload founder DM’d with the group and came to terms on a deal, sending them vouchers to Mega in exchange for their ceasing the attack:

And for now, all gamers can breathe a sigh of relief. Hacking does seem to be all the rage right now, however, and Sony certainly is taking the brunt of the beating.

[via engadget]

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