Sony, Microsoft & Nintendo are Having Conversations About DDoS Attacks, Says Xbox Boss

March 6, 2015Written by Jason Dunning


As we all remember, these past Christmas holidays brought a DDoS attack on the PlayStation Network, which made the service virtually unusable. At the same time this was going on, Xbox Live was suffering a DDoS attack, impacting their online functions as well.

At the Game Developers Conference this week, Game Informer sat down with Xbox Boss Phil Spencer, where he revealed that Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo are having conversations and working together when it comes to protecting against these attacks:

I don’t think it’s great when PSN goes down. It doesn’t help me. All it does is put the fear and distrust from any gamer that’s out there, so I look at all of us together as this is our collective opportunity to share what we can about what we’re learning and how things are growing. Those conversations happen, which I think is great.

Spencer didn’t go into any further detail, only adding that the holiday downtime was a big learning experience for Microsoft.

[Source: Game Informer via PSU]