Lizard Squad Reneges, Hits Xbox Live In DDOS Attack

Gaming / Tech / Xbox

Looks like every gamer’s favorite group is back at it as Lizard Squad briefly took down Xbox Live services last night through yet another DDOS attack. According to Down Detector, most of the issues reported focused around online gaming (40%), logging in (38%), and accessing friends lists (21%).

The outage looked to affect the east and west coasts of the US and Canada, as well as Xbox Live services in Europe. Lizard Squad gained notoriety last year after they repeatedly took down both the Xbox Live service and PlayStation Networks, most notably on Christmas Day, arguably one of the busiest gaming days of the year. Mega founder and New Zealand businessman Kim Dotcom struck a deal with the group sending them vouchers for the Mega storage service in exchange for a promise to never attack XBL or PSN again. That didn’t last long and Lizard Squad told Dotcom what they thought of the deal via Twitter.

Lizard Squad didn’t act alone, and enlisted the help of another group called LNO in taking down the service.

Finest Squad, who has been quick in the past to counter Lizard Squad attacks was quick to work with Anarchy Society to once again counter the outage. 

While an alleged member of Lizard Squad were arrested last year, the group hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. Microsoft and Sony are both huge companies, and you would think there is something that they could do in order to help mitigate these types of attacks against their online gaming services.

Were you affected by the Xbox Live outage last night? What do you think should be done about these attacks? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: Down Detector
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