Xbox Live down intermittently on Xbox One — cyberattackers take credit again

Posted 2 days ago ago at VentureBeat with 1 recent echos

If you want to cause mayhem for online gaming services, you probably cant find a better day to attack than Christmas. Microsofts Xbox Live service is down for many people this morning. An alleged group of cyberattackers, known as Lizard Squad, is taking credit for the attack. This is keeping people from playing games online, accessing Xbox.com, and other services of Xbox Live. These kinds of attacks do not necessarily mean that Microsofts servers and data are compromised because cyberattacks...

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Hackers target Tor as PlayStation disruption continues

Posted 1 day ago ago at PC World with 1 recent echos

Hackers who apparently attacked Sonys PlayStation Network PSN and Microsofts Xbox Live on Christmas Day have taken aim at anonymous network Tor. Lizard Squad, which claimed responsibility for the outage , on Friday tweeted, To clarify, we are no longer attacking PSN or Xbox. We are testing our new Tor 0day. While at least one site that maps the Tor network showed numerous routers with the name LizardNSA, the extent of any attack was unclear. Tor directs user traffic through thousands of relays...

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Countdown to 2015 Daily Deal – Day 12

Posted 1 day ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 1 recent echos

The next round of daily deals in the Countdown to 2015 will have you singing and dancing if you have an Xbox […] The post Countdown to 2015 Daily Deal – Day 12 appeared first on Xbox Live's Major Nelson.

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Countdown to 2015 Daily Deal – Day 13

Posted 9 hours ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 1 recent echos

Today’s Countdown to 2015 daily deals include a collection of indie titles for the Xbox One or you can pick […] The post Countdown to 2015 Daily Deal – Day 13 appeared first on Xbox Live's Major Nelson.

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Merry Christmas from Microsoft; Xbox Live goes down (Sony too)

Posted 2 days ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos

Happy holidays from some fools who would rather deliver coal than joy as Microsoft Xbox Live service is currently down. While the status page does not indicate any issues, a quick search on Twitter shows that hundreds of users are reporting that they cannot connect to the platform. The reason for the outage is not exactly known, but previously, Lizard Squad said that they would take down the service on Christmas day, and well, here we are, Xbox Live is down. It a shame that Microsoft was not...

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WinBeta verified via multiple methods, that we were in fact speaking to the core members of the Lizard Squad. A verification file can still be found on their official website by clicking here. The conversation took place through an encrypted connection, and as their Twitter account proudly proclaims, there would not have been a chance to track them down. Instead, we took the time to ask about the groups methodology and ideology behind the series of attacks. Lizard Squad explains that the task...

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Countdown to 2015 Daily Deal – Day 11

Posted 2 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 1 recent echos

I cant even sign in to see the price for me in the UK. I cant compare them and find the better deal. Also, logic much.Xbox live services limited, signing in. Notify me when this service or app is up and running – Must be signed in to your Microsoft account.

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Hackers Who Shut Down PSN and Xbox Live Now Attacking Tor 

Posted 1 day ago ago at Gizmodo with 1 recent echos

To clarify, we are no longer attacking PSN or Xbox. We are testing our new Tor 0day. The hacker group appears to be attempting to dominate Tor relays to the point where it can comprise anonymity. Tor keeps you anonymous by bouncing your communications around a network of volunteer nodes. But if one group is controlling the majority of the nodes, it could be able to eavesdrop on a substantial number of vulnerable users. Which means Lizard Squad could gain the power to track Tor users if it...

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