Incident Response, TDR

Lizard Squad reportedly strikes again in DDoS attack on Xbox Live

The hacker collective that took responsibility for a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks over the Christmas holiday against gaming networks claims to have struck again. 

Lizard Squad has reportedly launched new attacks over this past holiday weekend on gaming services which include Xbox Live and possibly Daybreak Games, previously known as Sony Online Entertainment, according to The Guardian

The group took to its Twitter account to announce the attacks, posting on Monday morning that its next target would be Xbox Live, later tweeting “Xbox (360) Live #offline.” While Microsoft has yet to comment on the incident, gamers were reportedly logging problems associated with the disruption. 

The hacker group took responsibility for knocking Xbox Live and the Playstation Network offline on Christmas day, leaving gamers without service for days. Following that event, the FBI launched an investigation against the group.

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