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XBox Live Hacked
« on: December 05, 2014, 09:34:03 PM »


If you've noticed - Services For Xbox Live have been unavailable recently, - rest assured that your connection's not to blame Xbox Live's been hacked by a group calling themselves "Lizard Squad" - Details below:

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Lizard Squad hackers have warned Xbox Live customers that the brief service disruption they experienced Monday was only a preview of more widespread outages they plan to carry out on Christmas.

Tens of thousands of North American customers were unable to access the online gaming service and, while service was restored by Tuesday morning, the outage comes after Lizard Squad has become known for knocking “League of Legends,” “Grand Theft Auto” and the PlayStation Network offline in recent years. The preferred method among Lizard Squad and other hacking groups is a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which overwhelms a target website server with falsified Internet traffic.

In this case, which lasted for about an hour, users logged on to their Xbox 360 and Xbox One systems only to be met with a 80151909 error code, which advises that an Xbox Live profile could not be loaded.

Microsoft would not disclose the cause of the outage in a statement to Polygon, only saying Xbox Live service had been restored, though company could soon be on the defensive again if a series of Lizard Squad warnings come to fruition later this month. The group, which has also declaed its support for ISIS and was recently accused of diverted a commerical airliner, has declared itself the "kings" of DDoS hacking.

Source: [IBTimes]


Note: This report was filed on Dec 03, 2014 - as of today 12.05.14, it appears the service has been hit again.

Xbox Presenting the following statement:

12/5/2014 8:04:37 PM CST:
Having a hard time signing in to Xbox Live? We’re working to get this cleared up right away! Thanks for staying patient. Check back in a half hour for an update on this issue.

Additionally, are you receiving an error message when attempting to download or launch certain applications? Don’t worry! We’re working hard to provide a fix to this as well. Thanks for your patience, Xbox members. We’ll let you know as soon as we know more.


Check Xbox Live Status [Here]
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Re: XBox Live Hacked
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2014, 01:24:48 PM »
*sigh*

Why?
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Re: XBox Live Hacked
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2014, 10:57:57 AM »
*sigh*

Why?

Because they are cunts, plain and simple!

Apologies for that word but it describes these idiots perfectly.


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Re: XBox Live Hacked
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2014, 12:21:44 PM »
Lizard Squad Holds True To Its Promise: Xbox Live down and PSN (Now In The Mix) also down.

Sony confirmed earlier today that there were problems with its Playstation online services on Twitter: "We are aware that there have been issues reported with PSN. Thanks for your patience as we investigate..."

At the same time Microsoft experienced issues on Xbox Live: "Unable to view certain content from within Xbox Music and Xbox Video, such as the Explore and Radio features? Don’t worry, we’re doing everything we can to get this back to normal.... Thanks for staying patient in the meantime. Check back in a half hour for an update on our progress."

It follows warnings from hacker group Lizard Squad in recent weeks that they were planning a DDOS attack on the Xbox Live services for Christmas Day.

The official account of the group claimed they had been involved, writing on Twitter: "How's Xbox Live doing these days?"

Source: [Digital Spy]

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Re: XBox Live Hacked
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2014, 01:56:21 AM »
What a bunch of assholes.

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Re: XBox Live Hacked
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2014, 04:38:02 PM »
Or , was it down the probably a lot of new consoles being bought and plugged in that the servers couldn't cope? They must be just trying to take credit for something they didn't do? Perhaps Microsoft and Sony are too embarrassed to admit to an oversight on their behalf? Or they are just wankers who get pleasure out of upsetting kids everywhere!
Hmmmm,is it me?

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Re: XBox Live Hacked
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2014, 12:03:35 PM »
All I know is that I went to stream some Dragon Age for my girlfriend who is recovering from surgery and I couldn't because of the outages. Eff these guys.
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Re: XBox Live Hacked
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2014, 05:10:45 PM »
UK Police Arrest Alleged PSN Xbox Live Hacker


Via [Kotaku]
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UK police are investigating and have arrested 22-year-old Vinnie Omari, an alleged member of the group connected to the attacks on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live last week, according to multiple reports this afternoon.

The arrest, which occurred on Monday, appears to be part of an ongoing investigation by UK police into a series of PayPal thefts that have occurred over the past two years, and may be unrelated to last week's attacks. But Omari also says police seized his computers and other electronic devices, showing an apparent search warrant to the Daily Dot that authorizes police to search his stuff for connections to the DDoS attack that crippled PSN on Christmas.

Omari made bail on Tuesday and must appear in court on March 10, 2015 for this arrest, according to a bail notice obtained by reporter Brian Krebs.

It's unclear what kind of connections Omari has to Lizard Squad, the group that has claimed responsibility for last week's PSN attack. Though Omari at first said he had helped launch the DDoS attack in interviews with various media outlets, he has since backtracked on that claim, alleging on his Twitter account that he is not actually part of the group.

On Monday, I had a bizarre Skype call with three people connected to Lizard Squad, including Omari, who claimed he had only recently become affiliated with the group and was not involved with last week's attacks. During the call, one participant said while laughing that Omari was the "leader" of Lizard Squad; Omari fired back that this other member was "trolling." It was a strange, often incomprehensible conversation that resulted in very few answers and almost no helpful information.

Omari has certainly made an effort to portray the image that he is part of Lizard Squad, going so far as to participate in radio calls and even an on-camera Sky News interview in which he is identified as a "security analyst." Krebs, who has extensive history reporting on cybersecurity, pegged him and a Finnish teenager as members of the group, although it remains unclear just how much responsibility they share for the events of last week, despite the interviews they've conducted with various media outlets.

Omari did not respond to requests for more information this afternoon.

 

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