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Lizard Squad claims responsibility for PSN login outage

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Hacking group the 'Lizard Squad' has claimed responsibility for an outage which took down the web login page for the PSN this morning, marring a weekend of celebration and PR for PlayStation on its 20th anniversary.

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Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany6 years ago
I must say this: Although I know it's the media's duty to inform of this issues it must be pointed that giving them credit is precisely the reason why they keep doing the crap they do.
Also, this guys caused a plane to stay grounded with a fake bomb alarm. How hard can it be to find this guys and put them into jail? Lulzsec was behind bars in a matter of weeks while this idiots are still rampart.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Alfonso Sexto on 8th December 2014 9:17am

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Klaus Preisinger Freelance Writing 6 years ago
Wait, didn't some group called GOP claim responsibility for the Sony Pictures hack. Quite credible, since the screenshots went around the press. Troll people by claiming responsibility for things?
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Adam Campbell Product Manager, Azoomee6 years ago
I can't see how these attacks are helping me as a consumer.
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Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany6 years ago
Addition to what I said before: in IGN they gave the news saying "A hacker group claimed responsibility for this outage" This in a good example of how (in my opinion) this attention seeking groups should be handled; by giving the news and not the publicity they want to see tied to it. Just telling the events; not the name of the group, not their statement regarding future plans and (specially) not the reptilian avatar they use to increase their fame.

So, Dan Pearson, take this as a suggestion from a very loyal reader of this website. With all the respect intended, of course. Since I'm a bit disappointed in how this new was handled this time.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Alfonso Sexto on 8th December 2014 2:25pm

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Jeff Kleist Writer, Marketing, Licensing 6 years ago
I wish they'd at stop caling em hackes re. These guys are just script kiddies buying access to, or usiing ready made malware to create a bot net. Microsoft has a long history of wreaking terrible vengeance for these kinds of things, so I hope that they're really inn her heart of Syria and that the CIA doesn't owe them any favors. Rumor has it that they're Russian, possibly Chechyan due to their claims of ISIS involvement.

They're going to keep up their games, enjoying the chaos they cause. Seriously, this is the same as the people sendings earth threats to Sony Picture employees, griefing women etc. they simply enjoy tossing a grenade and watxhing the fun of the reaction. The more they do this, the easier they will be to find. And since they are directly creating actual measurable harm to companies with their political donations paid up, along with pissingofd the public in general, very few people will be on teirsid
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Craig Stevenson Game Designer, MedStar SiTEL6 years ago
Why? I don't understand the goal, cause, or any possible reasoning behind taking down servers for a console.
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