DDoS Attackers Take Down Xbox Live, Threaten PlayStation Network

A bunch of DDoS attackers who call themselves the Phantom Squad briefly took down Xbox Live a day ago, and have issued threats against the PlayStation Network. The group has warned that it’ll take down both services for up to a week over Christmas because they want to expose their week security arrangements. Phantom Squad’s Twitter account has since been suspended, but according to the screenshots obtained by various publications, the group said:

Why do we take down PSN and Xbox Live? Because cyber security does not exist. Some men just want to watch PSN and Xbox Live burn.

PSN and Xbox Live…companies that have millions of Dollars and don’t bother working on security. No, PSN and Xbox don’t use that money to improve their security. So until they open their eyes, Xbox Live and PSN will remain vulnerable. 

The group then warned that PSN was next, but so far, there haven’t been any reports of an attack on Sony’s network.

Feels like last Christmas all over again. Brace yourselves.

[Source: The Independent, Ars Technica]