A new attack on Sony’s servers leaves PSN offline

Sony doesn’t have the best track record with hackers and DDoS, and now a new attack has sent PSN down for the count.

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PSN is down again after a group of hackers took it down via DDoS attacks. Users who attempted to access the site were greeted with text that read “Page Not Found! It’s not you. It’s the internet’s fault”, while gamers reported issues finding and playing games online. The group claiming responsibility for these attacks goes by “Lizard Squad” and posted “PSN Login #offline #LizardSquad” as their Twitter status. Not that long ago, the company had also been hit at their film division, where a good amount of confidential info (including actor’s salaries) was leaked. Sony themselves reported being aware of the issue, and claim to be working on getting things back in order.

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Lizard Squad also claimed attacks on the Xbox network last week, after they took down their services for one day. In their own words, that was just “a small dose” of what is to come over the holiday season. Their motives haven’t been made clear, and not much is known about the group except that they seem to have a Russian-based website.


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