Friday 21st October saw a large scale DDoS attack take down a number of high profile company websites including PlayStation Network (PSN), Ebay, Paypal, Netflix and Twitter. However, the Xbox Live service is has currently been unaffected by the attacks. The incident has taken some of the most popular websites offline for a period of time, with several waves of attack. The attacks have targeted Dyn, one of the organisations that host the internet's Domain Name System (DNS). Through providing DNS services, Dyn are able to enhance the user experience of the internet. For example, by typing a web address ... Read More »
Ah, the time of Christmas. A time of cheer, a time of wonder, a time of frantic holiday gaming and now apparently also a time of fervent hacking to remove the ability to game. With memories of Lizard Squad last year it is understandable to be worried in the run up to the holiday season, and it would seem today that worry is a necessary one to hold. Key Xbox Live services have been rendered unusable today, and a hacking group known only as 'Phantom Squad' has claimed responsibility. 'Xbox Live #Offline' claims the official twitter of the Phantom Squad. ... Read More »
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