Xbox Live online service was not available for the second time in a few days due to a new DDoS attack by the Lizard Squad hacking team.
Just a week ago the hacking team Lizard Squad has hit the Xbox Live service with a DDoS attack that caused its interruption. The Microsoft’s Xbox Live servers were not reachable for 2 days, having a serious impact in XBox Live users. Yesterday Lizard Squad hit again the Xbox Live service with a DDoS attack and it has announced other similar attack against the PSN services.
As a result of the attack occurred on December 5, Xbox 360 users were not able to access the Xbox Live online service.
“Gamers planning to watch the Game Awards on Xbox 360 were utterly disappointed to find their connections breaking intermittently.” reported a blog post on TechWorm.net.
The Xbox Live Status Page confirmed the Xbox Live service outage for Xbox 360 users.
Microsoft has informed its customers that its experts are already working to fix the problem and restore normal operation for the Xbox live service.
“Are you having issues staying connected to Xbox Live? Don’t worry! We’re working hard to find a fix as soon as we possibly can,” Microsoft writes.
Once again, the Lizard Squad collective claimed the responsibility for the major attack against the Xbox Live services.
The situation is beginning to be embarrassing for Microsoft, whose users are seen deprived of access to services again in a few days. At the same time the hackers at Lizard Squad have announced that the cyber attacks against the Xbox Network will continue.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.