Blizzard, PlayStation Network, and more under wide DDoS attack [Update: FBI now investigating]

Several gaming servers have been at the receiving end of DDoS attacks over the past several hours. Blizzard's servers, Riot's League of Legends, Grinding Gear Games' Path of Exile, and PlayStation Network are among those under attack by a group of hackers calling themselves Lizard Squad.


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Enemy642d ago (Edited 642d ago )

They said Microsoft was next. At least they were decent enough to give them a heads up.

Edit: One of the guys is already doxxed. Hope it was worth it.

Lawboy2642d ago

They found him...where was he

xXSilentXx642d ago

i think the boy of 14 was scammed by a bug or so he cant be that guy!

thorstein642d ago (Edited 642d ago )

That looks more like a kid who wanted to be a part of something but got yanked in and used. All those attacks coming from China and we're to believe it was just this kid at this house n Ontario?

chrismichaels04642d ago (Edited 642d ago )

All day long, xbox fans tried using this nonsense as an excuse to bash PlayStation. Now it's affecting Xbox as well. Now is the time for everyone to drop the ridiculous fanboy bickering and unite as one cohesive gaming community to show these mischievous online groups that we will not be shaken by their foolish attempts to get attention. Because at the end of the day, the only people being inconvenienced is us.....the gamers.

Lawboy2642d ago (Edited 642d ago )

@ Chrismicheals

What are you talking....stop spreading rumors....this is the problem with the internet now

@ enemy

Yeah I've been following there twitter all day because I was worried...I think they said they were going to attack xbox live about 6 hours ago...I can check

@ Chris again

No the problem with the internet is ppl talking about things...when they don't what they are talking about...we were talking about the kid being caught...which you responded to my question with xbox live being down while I am playing on xbox live...that blows my mind....what was ur point

Enemy642d ago (Edited 642d ago )

@ Lawboy: They appear to be taking credit for an oncoming Xbox Live attack.

@ above: No one's saying the kid acted alone.

chrismichaels04642d ago (Edited 642d ago )

@Lawboy2 - This is exactly what im talking about. The "problem with the internet" is people like you. These online groups are causing problems for all gamers and while I'm asking for the entire gaming community to unite...all you want to do is argue.

M-M642d ago


He did it on purpose, it's the only reason why he comes to this site lol.

GT67642d ago (Edited 642d ago )

Did'nt these hackers learn anything from GEO HOTZ case "dont do the crime if you cant do the time"

mydyingparadiselost642d ago (Edited 642d ago )

Maybe you shouldn't be posting links to phone numbers and addresses, especially for people that aren't even involved or for someone who is possibly but not proven to be involved.

moujahed642d ago

The link you posted regarding the X-Box Live status states that Social & Gaming is limited. Although you may be online, others aren't able to log in. Chill dude, we are all in the same boat no matter what platform you favor.

morganfell642d ago (Edited 642d ago )


This is from your link capture at 209 Eastern Time on Aug 25th.

As regards this being a 14 year old it is entirely possible. All one need do is read their twitter feed and it sounds like the comnprehension level of a 14 year old. Also its DDOSing, not exactly an action that requires mature skill.

DragonKnight641d ago (Edited 641d ago )

HE LIVES IN SCARBOROUGH?! HA, I should go and pay him a visit.

gangsta_red641d ago

Wow, this didn't even happen to Xbox and PS fanboys are so desperate to try and pretend it did so they can not feel bad about this attack happening to their system.

The point Lawboy is making is stop trying to throw Xbox Live into this mess when it never happened to them. You want gamers to unite, then start by stating the truth and we'll go from there.

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thecowsaysmoo642d ago

Sony and Blizzard should pay the FBI for their services for finding these guys.

zugdar642d ago

Only if they don't pay taxes. Otherwise, that's what your money goes to.

lodossrage642d ago

Why should they pay the FBI for doing their jobs that they don't even do half the time while being payed tax payer money?

Clash115642d ago

I don't think they should pay and I also think the big part of them investigating is because these people made threats towards a plane. I could be wrong.

vikingland1642d ago

Tax payers pay the FBI,it's their job.

Eejanaika642d ago

really need to pay for preotection.

Consoldtobots642d ago

this system is run on monetized debt. your taxes don't pay for anything other than keeping you poor.

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sevilha82642d ago

their already attacking Ms i´ve seen the news,Xboxlive is at limited services as right now:

Masterh0ppa642d ago

purely blizzard servers.. nothing to do with xbox live.. get your facts straight before posting nonsens.

sevilha82642d ago

#Masterh0ppa:Did you even read the article,i think it´s preatty self explanatory,limited serviçes not compleatlly down ,and by the way this was several hours ago so it´s more likelly to be fixed by now,next time don´t let your fanboyism and brand loyalty blind you when someone is only trying to help and inform other people.

the attack was more than confirmed by the part of MS,just not as strong as Sony´s,mostlikelly because they already where taking preacations

lex-1020642d ago


Still limited. How about you get your facts straight before commenting.

Gameplay999641d ago

MS is better equipped to deal with these issues than Sony.

sevilha82641d ago

@Gameplay:I agree,their infracstuture is much more stable and vastly superior,plus the fact that they had like 12 hour of heads start to prepare from possible attack due to Sony ,LoL,Blizzard and others where attacked much earlier,but it´s over now luckylly it will take several months for us to see another similiar attack.


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Magicite642d ago

somebody is about to visit jail.

HanzoHattori642d ago

Looks like someone's going to jail. LOL And they deserve to be butt hurt... Literally.

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CuddlyREDRUM642d ago

You are just as bad as them, perhaps worse. Putting up teenagers info?


shloobmm3642d ago

They tried to attack Microsoft but ultimately failed because XBL doesn't all run back to one server. Majority of users were unaffected and all the errors that are up on the site( for instance the Diablo 3 issues have been there since Diablo's launch) have nothing to do with the DDoS attack. I believe what was affected was down for all of 12 minutes or something. So there is a big difference there.

Droidbro642d ago

I'm pretty sure even in Canada they have due process rights. What are you trying to accomplish by accusing this kid and then posting his personal information? It's almost as if you want want someone to go to his house and do some type of harm to him or his family. Wow, such a tough guy you are.

lilbrat23642d ago

I wish these hackers would do something useful like PAY OFF my student loans. sheesh

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WackoDaSniper642d ago (Edited 642d ago )

It's LizardSquad. Just some kids trying to be big. They're gonna end up just like Lulzsec, everyone notices them then they go to prison and everyone forgets them. On top of DDoSing Xbox Live & PSN, they cause a airliner flight to be diverted because of a phony bomb threat. That takes it to a whole new level. An FBI rep has replied to saying this is a national security matter. The guy even tweeted Islamic extremist stuff and stated that he wasn't afraid of the FBI. This poor kid is throwing his life away. What's the point of all this anyway? No one admires them or fears them they're just another wannabe hacker group.

TheBurger29642d ago

Good let him. I fell sorry for nobody that gets enjoyment from causing major problems to A LOT of people. Hope he enjoys prison :D
They cause a flight to be diverted? wow what would cause someone to do this crap?

Kivespussi642d ago (Edited 642d ago )

Some Sony employee was on the plain. So they tweeted and said there is a bomb in the flight. Here's a "best of" tweets from the account for those interested

Pretty stupid if you ask me. DDoS'ing a bunch of servers is one thing but a fake terrorist claim took it to another level. They just ruined the rest of their lives with just one tweet.

Can't say I'll miss these guys.

Kivespussi642d ago (Edited 642d ago )

Sorry, I meant plane, not plain.

And "some Sony employee" that I mentioned was John Smedley

XtraTrstrL642d ago

What a dumbass name too, Lizard Squad. Might as well be Penis Squad. That's what they'll end up being dubbed by fellow inmates in State Prison. Considering they'll probably be the smallest, nerdiest dudes in there, they'll be dealing with a whole lot of penal all day long.

Bhuahahaha642d ago

and probably some inmate there will pimp em up and make him act as their girl

Eejanaika642d ago

Dumb kids looking for attention.

aphid_squirrel642d ago

Later on you find out it was 43 year old man with a beard.

SpinalRemains138642d ago

"with a beard"??

Does that add to the crime or something lol?

bloodybutcher642d ago

43 year old fat man with a neckbeard

aphid_squirrel642d ago

Well time to play watchdogs.

RealtorMDandDC642d ago (Edited 642d ago )

Tried that a little bit ago. You can't do certain things and a pop up keeps coming on stating cannot connect to psn network. But that was 3 hrs ago.

BluP642d ago

I think you missed the point of that comment.

Kingdomcome247642d ago

I've done more hacking in Watch Dogs than these goofballs playing in their Mother's basements have done.