Kim Dotcom saved Xbox Live and PSN from more downtime

Bullet Dec 26, 2014

  1. Bu

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    If you are one of the many gamers which has been experiencing issues connecting to online services on Xbox Live or Playstation then you will be pleased to know that the services are being restored right now.

    Hacking group know as the Lizardsquad are claiming responsibility for taking down the online gaming services of both Sony and Microsoft on Christmas day using DDOS attacks to make the services unreachable.

    The founder of Mega, Kim Dotcom stopped the attacks on XBL and PSN by striking a deal with the cyber grinches over Twitter. Kim tweeted the Lizard Squad asking them to stop the attacks in exchange for 3000 Mega lifetime premium vouchers.
    You just cant get in the way of a millionaire that wants to play Destiny right?

    https://twitter.com/KimDotcom/status/548275217320001536

    The hacking group momentarily stopped attacks whilst a deal was struck with the Mega owner.

    https://twitter.com/LizardMafia/status/548281823273680896?lang=en-gb

    https://twitter.com/KimDotcom/status/548264349760901120?lang=en-gb

    Once confirmed that the entire hacking group had received their Mega vouchers the attacks were stopped. There were conditions to the deal, and one of those was that Lizard Squad permanently stopped attacks on both Xbox Live and PSN

    https://twitter.com/KimDotcom/status/548373567084056576?lang=en-gb

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    Shortly after the deal was struck over Twitter the attacks stopped on both Xbox and PSN and normal service was resumed, much to Kim Dotcom's delight, who had been waiting to play Destiny online.

    https://twitter.com/KimDotcom/status/548399299290091520?lang=en-gb

    https://twitter.com/KimDotcom/status/548400881838747648?lang=en-gb

    There are currently intermittent outages on both networks which are most likely due a combination of DNS propogation and maintenance work. All Xbox Live and PlayStation Network services should resume shortly.

    Merry Christmas Kim Dotcom, you have a big heart.
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2014
  2. Ro

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    Its great to see that its took Kim Dotcom to get this stopped, while the money bags at M$ and PS couldn't give two hoots basically :(
     
  3. Bu

    Bullet Guest

    The only downside to this is I can see different 'Squads' appearing now in a quest for internet fame and also a hunger for money that will blackmail gamers by attacking gaming network services for monetary gains.
    The providers of the services need to step up and look after their subscribers.<br>

     
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