PSN down... LizardSquad take credit

#151 Posted by lawlessx (46634 posts) -

@AM-Gamer said:

@b4x: Last time i checked XBL has been hacked before as well it's down just as much I know I've been a member since 2005. The delusional that think XBL is better then PSN is hillarious at this point. It was for awhile but over the past 3 years they have been about the same.

There has never been a time where XBL has been down for days at a time. If XBL was down for a day it was mostly due to maintenance.

Dont even being to try and state that XBL has been shut down before like sony. Hell the last time i recall people had issues with the XBL it was during holiday season when the servers got overun with too many new accounts.

#152 Posted by AM-Gamer (3802 posts) -

@lawlessx: Sony has been down for days at a time ONCE. And titanfall caused XBL to crash a few months ago.

#153 Edited by Mr_Huggles_dog (934 posts) -

I find it quite pathetic for anyone to "hack" or digitally "attack" a game company. At least the type where information isn't getting stolen.

I mean...oohhhhhhhh.....those game companies...they're such evil entities. Gotta show the world we mean business by making little Jimmy not able to play his PS4.

Fuck man....if you're going to hack something do it to someone that deserves it or something...make your hack worth while.

All these lizard ppl are doing is fucking with gamers.....omg....what a fucking dangerous group of ppl.

#154 Posted by ninjapirate2000 (3025 posts) -

I can't even look at my trophies on the ps4 while it's offline...

#155 Edited by RicanV (143 posts) -

" Lizard Squad has now set their sights on Xbox Live. Xbox Support confirms that service has been affected."

It's a denial of service attack. More common than most people would think. No one is really immune to this.

#156 Posted by Animal-Mother (26727 posts) -

So this "lizardsqaud" is just making it an unfun weekend for everone?

#157 Edited by Dasein808 (450 posts) -
#158 Edited by Prawephet (292 posts) -

@Animal-Mother: Definitely a pain in the ass. He also called in a bomb threat on a plane that a Sony exec was on.

I do find it funny that Lems were quick to pounce on this and claim that Sonys network is shit and Microsoft is so much better. Now Lizardsquad is targeting XBL and it is down as well. That sure shut them up pretty quickly.

#159 Posted by BldgIrsh (2157 posts) -

@Animal-Mother: Definitely a pain in the ass. He also called in a bomb threat on a plane that a Sony exec was on.

I do find it funny that Lems were quick to pounce on this and claim that Sonys network is shit and Microsoft is so much better. Now Lizardsquad is targeting XBL and it is down as well. That sure shut them up pretty quickly.

So both networks are shit. Why are consolites paying to partake in the online services again?

#160 Posted by Animal-Mother (26727 posts) -

Thank you to everyone for responding.

So this guys just a lunatic that will be locked up...

#161 Posted by Prawephet (292 posts) -

@bldgirsh: what difference does it make to you? People pay for things they find value in.

I don't smoke or drink(not often anyways). Does that mean I should ask why people spend hundreds of dollars at the bar every weekend? No, not at all.

#162 Edited by RicanV (143 posts) -

He has also attacked Blizzard and PoE servers. He's attacking gaming on every front. It's not just a console issue.

#163 Posted by Animal-Mother (26727 posts) -
#164 Posted by edwardecl (2226 posts) -
@bldgirsh said:

@prawephet said:

@Animal-Mother: Definitely a pain in the ass. He also called in a bomb threat on a plane that a Sony exec was on.

I do find it funny that Lems were quick to pounce on this and claim that Sonys network is shit and Microsoft is so much better. Now Lizardsquad is targeting XBL and it is down as well. That sure shut them up pretty quickly.

So both networks are shit. Why are consolites paying to partake in the online services again?

This is some funny crap, well it's only funny because of the Xbox idiots on here saying PSN is crap because it can't withstand a DDOS attack. Well Microsoft Azure is great... now imagine cloud power you could be getting on Xbox One while a DDOS is going on, epic.

#165 Posted by Daious (1239 posts) -

@nyzma23 said:

@daious said:

@nyzma23 said:

wut paid server and got hacked AGAIN ,they better rent azure datacentre from microsoft which is battle proven

DDOS isn't a hack. Its a flood.

can you flood azure data centre lol not even tsunami can make it offline

Looks like they can

I still don't understand why they are doing these to gaming companies. They aren't going to win sympathy cards from gamers.

#166 Posted by RicanV (143 posts) -

@RicanV: Why though?

I suspect we will eventually get a statement saying he did it for the people. More than likely he wanted his 15 minutes of fame.

#167 Edited by Daious (1239 posts) -
@tymeservesfate said:

well this took a serious turn....didnit

http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/24/6063149/hacker-threat-diverts-flight-carrying-sony-online-president

The hacker group claiming responsibility for today's PlayStation Network outage sent a bomb threat, via Twitter, about an American Airlines flight carrying Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley. Smedley has confirmed he is on the flight and that it was diverted for security reasons. "Something about security and our cargo. Sitting on Tarmac," Smedley tweeted. Polygon has reached out to representatives of Sony Computer Entertainment America, SOE and the Phoenix office of the FBI for additional comment.

Earlier this afternoon, the hacker group that says it brought down PSN tweeted this threat to American Airlines' account. A tweet since taken down also contained an image appearing to show an e-Ticket for Smedley's flight, with a confirmation number, asking Smedley and Sony if this was indeed his flight. The hackers continued to tweet threats about the flight

Both American's flight tracker and FlightAware.com (screenshot above) show American Airlines Flight 362 being diverted from its path to San Diego into Phoenix.

Smedley earlier today mentioned he was flying from Dallas back to San Diego; SOE has significant operations in both areas.

Smedley is an awesome person and an awesome gamer. Hes the best thing to happen to Sony's PC division in a long time.

#168 Edited by Dasein808 (450 posts) -

This is ugly:

http://map.ipviking.com/

Currently viewing 1128 simultaneous attacks into the U.S. with 506 originating from Russia, 220 from within the U.S., 200 from China, etc.

It just keeps updating the map.

#169 Posted by Animal-Mother (26727 posts) -

@RicanV: So just to attack like an immense jerk and get locked up.... Some 15 minutes of fame.

#170 Edited by Opus_Rea-333 (976 posts) -

@Dasein808 said:

This is ugly:

http://map.ipviking.com/

Currently viewing 1128 simultaneous attacks into the U.S. with 506 originating from Russia, 220 from within the U.S., 200 from China, etc.

I know about that site, USA was getting attacked so hard by China and brazil Saturday lol.

#171 Posted by Dasein808 (450 posts) -

@RicanV: So just to attack like an immense jerk and get locked up.... Some 15 minutes of fame.

I don't believe that this is a single person and I doubt they live in the U.S.

#172 Edited by Animal-Mother (26727 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

@RicanV: So just to attack like an immense jerk and get locked up.... Some 15 minutes of fame.

I don't believe that this is a single person and I doubt they live in the U.S.

Probabyl not. when there's a will there's a way though.

#173 Posted by RicanV (143 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

@RicanV: So just to attack like an immense jerk and get locked up.... Some 15 minutes of fame.

I don't believe that this is a single person and I doubt they live in the U.S.

There's more than one. That's generally how this all goes down. One entity claims it's for the greater good, meanwhile it's just to get their name out there. But it seems like it was from inside the US.

#174 Posted by BldgIrsh (2157 posts) -

@bldgirsh: what difference does it make to you? People pay for things they find value in.

I don't smoke or drink(not often anyways). Does that mean I should ask why people spend hundreds of dollars at the bar every weekend? No, not at all.

Ah, last gen this would've been a completely different argument.

#175 Posted by Mr_Huggles_dog (934 posts) -

The big bad community of gamers will be taught a lesson.

Apparently, Lizard ppl are mad that gamers don't accept Farmville as hardcore.

We deserve this attack....we should be ashamed of ourselves.

/sarcasm

#177 Posted by BldgIrsh (2157 posts) -

The big bad community of gamers will be taught a lesson.

Apparently, Lizard ppl are mad that gamers don't accept Farmville as hardcore.

We deserve this attack....we should be ashamed of ourselves.

/sarcasm

So, this is somehow tablet gamers fault? It makes sense I guess. Damn people trying to shove microtransaction down our throats. Eyes looking at you Clash of Clans.

#178 Edited by Dasein808 (450 posts) -
@RicanV said:

There's more than one. That's generally how this all goes down. One entity claims it's for the greater good, meanwhile it's just to get their name out there. But it seems like it was from inside the US.

Some of the attacks are originating in the U.S., but if you look at a realtime map of the origins of the attacks and their targets, it seems that the majority are originating from China, followed by the U.S., and Russia against U.S. targets.

Currently showing: 2200 attacks originating from China into the U.S.

1300 attacks from the U.S. into the U.S.

690 from Russia into the U.S.

5600 simultaneous attacks and rising.

The attacks originating from within the U.S. are likely just compromised systems in a larger global botnet.

#179 Posted by aroxx_ab (9447 posts) -

Fcking hate hackers, dont they have any better things to do than make gamers angry?

#180 Posted by charizard1605 (56821 posts) -

@Animal-Mother said:

@RicanV: So just to attack like an immense jerk and get locked up.... Some 15 minutes of fame.

I don't believe that this is a single person and I doubt they live in the U.S.

Extradition treaties are an amazing thing.

#181 Posted by BldgIrsh (2157 posts) -

@RicanV said:

There's more than one. That's generally how this all goes down. One entity claims it's for the greater good, meanwhile it's just to get their name out there. But it seems like it was from inside the US.

Some of the attacks are originating in the U.S., but if you look at a realtime map of the origins of the attacks and their targets, it seems that the majority are originating from China, followed by the U.S., and Russia against U.S. targets.

Currently showing: 2200 attacks originating from China into the U.S.

1300 attacks from the U.S. into the U.S.

690 from Russia into the U.S.

The attacks originating from within the U.S. are likely just compromised systems in a larger global botnet.

This site is interesting...

#182 Posted by Dasein808 (450 posts) -

Extradition treaties are an amazing thing.

If these attacks are originating from the countries I listed, then they're unlikely to be cooperative.

#183 Posted by Animal-Mother (26727 posts) -
#184 Edited by Flubbbs (3050 posts) -

@daious said:
@tymeservesfate said:

well this took a serious turn....didnit

http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/24/6063149/hacker-threat-diverts-flight-carrying-sony-online-president

The hacker group claiming responsibility for today's PlayStation Network outage sent a bomb threat, via Twitter, about an American Airlines flight carrying Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley. Smedley has confirmed he is on the flight and that it was diverted for security reasons. "Something about security and our cargo. Sitting on Tarmac," Smedley tweeted. Polygon has reached out to representatives of Sony Computer Entertainment America, SOE and the Phoenix office of the FBI for additional comment.

Earlier this afternoon, the hacker group that says it brought down PSN tweeted this threat to American Airlines' account. A tweet since taken down also contained an image appearing to show an e-Ticket for Smedley's flight, with a confirmation number, asking Smedley and Sony if this was indeed his flight. The hackers continued to tweet threats about the flight

Both American's flight tracker and FlightAware.com (screenshot above) show American Airlines Flight 362 being diverted from its path to San Diego into Phoenix.

Smedley earlier today mentioned he was flying from Dallas back to San Diego; SOE has significant operations in both areas.

Smedley is an awesome person and an awesome gamer. Hes the best thing to happen to Sony's PC division in a long time.

except for the fact that he ruined Star War Galaxies, but i agree he is a cool guy

#185 Posted by charizard1605 (56821 posts) -

@charizard1605: Especially when you threaten an airline...

Yeah. I mean, a hack is pretty much reason enough (the guy who leaked Half Life 2 before its launch was handed over to the authorities thanks to an extradition treaty, so this would easily be a big enough incident to warrant such a response), but actually issuing a bomb threat officially puts these guys under the terrorist label. They're pretty much screwed.

#186 Posted by Animal-Mother (26727 posts) -

@charizard1605: yeah I remember the hl2 thing they did it under the guise of an invite that got him to the US.

It'll be interesting to watch this unfold

#187 Posted by charizard1605 (56821 posts) -

@charizard1605: yeah I remember the hl2 thing they did it under the guise of an invite that got him to the US.

It'll be interesting to watch this unfold

Ordinarily, if this were just a hack, I wouldn't care as much (assuming no credit card information or such was lost). But in this case, they've crossed all lines, I hope these guys are caught, and that they are caught soon.

#188 Edited by Mr_Huggles_dog (934 posts) -

Is this the sort of thing you go to holiday resort prison for....or big boy bang me in the ass prison?

I hope they go to bang me in the ass prison.

Edit: Oh wait....did I just read that they did a bomb threat? Thats a "secret never heard from again prison" offense.

#189 Edited by Master_Of_Fools (1346 posts) -

@daious: Why? Cause they feel like it. Though apparently their motto is "Lizards just want to watch the world burn." They want to take Sony out once and for all. People can chose to do whatever they want, but they will have to deal with the consequences.

#190 Edited by Gue1 (9740 posts) -
#191 Posted by Wiiboxstation (224 posts) -

Do can I sue subscriptionstation for this? I hate Sony so I'm looking for any reason to sue them.

#192 Posted by WallofTruth (1574 posts) -

@bldgirsh: what difference does it make to you? People pay for things they find value in.

I don't smoke or drink(not often anyways). Does that mean I should ask why people spend hundreds of dollars at the bar every weekend? No, not at all.

Well this is a gaming forum about this kind of stuff, so your analogy doesn't work here.

#193 Posted by Animal-Mother (26727 posts) -

@charizard1605: agreed there's a line you just don't cross sometimes

#194 Posted by cainetao11 (17282 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

glad those mofos are getting hacked, I hope that forces them to improve their shit. I'm still pissed at my PSN account getting hacked 3 times on the same week and then Sony refusing to help me out to recover it unless I had the serial number of the PS3 I first created the account. A launch PS3 that got YLOD many years ago.

I'm a poor guy and because of Sony's shitty security they made me lose hundreds of dollars in digital games. Some DLC and lots of PS1 and PS2 classics I had in there... This is one reason why I haven't bought a PS4. Sony holding the online portion of games to ransom like M$ does with XBL really leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Paying for a shitty unsecure service that doesn't even offer dedicated servers for most games.

Who are you and what have you done with Gue...?

I really cracked up at that.

Well this sure is FOR GAMERS, huh?

#195 Edited by nyzma23 (924 posts) -

@daious said:

@nyzma23 said:

@daious said:

@nyzma23 said:

wut paid server and got hacked AGAIN ,they better rent azure datacentre from microsoft which is battle proven

DDOS isn't a hack. Its a flood.

can you flood azure data centre lol not even tsunami can make it offline

Looks like they can

I still don't understand why they are doing these to gaming companies. They aren't going to win sympathy cards from gamers.

What are you talking ? i can play titanfall just fine with my fried and the site says that limited service ONLY with party chat in diablo 3 which is make sense because blizzard server also get ddosed

#196 Edited by Mr_Huggles_dog (934 posts) -

@prawephet said:

@bldgirsh: what difference does it make to you? People pay for things they find value in.

I don't smoke or drink(not often anyways). Does that mean I should ask why people spend hundreds of dollars at the bar every weekend? No, not at all.

Well this is a gaming forum about this kind of stuff, so your analogy doesn't work here.

If the analogy works then it works....I don't see how an analogy has to pertain to the subject matter of the forum.

That makes no sense...it's an analogy.

#197 Posted by getyeryayasout (7351 posts) -

This blows, I can't even access my account to remove CC info.

#198 Edited by Master_Of_Fools (1346 posts) -

@handssss: The Nintendo Network may not be the same caliber as XBL and PSN just cause it doesn't have Party Chat, but Nintendo's Online Security is updated monthy, it is constantly changing so there isn't enough time to learn it fully through before it can get hacked. Nintendo is not on the same radar as Sony and Microsoft for hackers, which is a good thing.

#199 Edited by BldgIrsh (2157 posts) -
#200 Posted by cainetao11 (17282 posts) -

This blows, I can't even access my account to remove CC info.

I know. I wanted to remove mine. This blows. Ok, they have something against companies I guess. Well hack their internal emails or employee stuff if you need to be a baby. Leave the gamers alone.