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#1 Vandalsquad

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 13:39

DDOSers claim PSN kill as games services go offline

 

SN is down, apparently after being DDOSed.

 

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PSN is offline at the time of writing, apparently thanks to a DDOS attack.

 

A group called @LizardSquad is claiming responsibility for the action.

 

Shacknews is reporting that Battle.net, League of Legends and Grinding Gears’ Path of Exile have also been attacked, although Hearthstone appears to be fully playable at the moment.

 

http://www.vg247.com...et-lizardsquad/

 

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Been down for hours in Australia, nearly half the the day now great Sunday to finish the weekend (Y) Thought it was my net when I was attempting to sign in but is widespread world wide it seems.

 

Not sure why Sony still hasn't figured out how to redirect these attacks in a timely fashion but anyway... Off to bed hopefully it's fixed by morning.




#2 soniqstylz

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 13:45

http://www.pushsquar..._until_tomorrow

 

I'm able to log in.

 

Update: John Smedley from Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed that the Japanese giant's servers are being targeted by a "large scale DDoS attack". However, the good news is that the firm already appears to have dealt with the problem, as the PSN is coming back online for many as we write. Let us know if you're still having problems.


#3 Polonium

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 13:57

Down for me in Ireland. Why is it that other sites that were reportedly hit by these social retards were back up and running within an hour, yet Sony servers have been down for approx. 4 hours?

 

What are Sony actually doing? Maybe, they are taking the down time to implement the upgrades/fixes/maintenance they had planned for tomorrow... or, and I suspect this is more realistic, Sony haven't got a clue what they are doing.



#4 DeltaXray

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 14:14

Still down in UK. Can't believe people still think DDOS is cool. Maybe when you are 12 and it is 1997...

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 14:16

Reading reports Xbox users are also having some problems.



#6 Polonium

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 14:17

These Lizard crew need to grow up and maybe try and kiss a girl or something



#7 Polonium

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 14:21

http://support.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-live-status?icid=furl_status
 
 
Yes, Xbox is also having issues


#8 compl3x

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 14:30

How ######in' juvenile. 



#9 Max Norris

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 17:53

These Lizard crew need to grow up and maybe try and kiss a girl or something

Ugh, those f'ers were screwing around with GW2 the other day too.  Bloody annoying and not terribly impressive.. somebody's hurting for attention.



#10 DeltaXray

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 18:03

Anyone been able to get in yet? Taking the p*** now...

#11 Andrew

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 20:03

Title and OP changed

 

Moving to GH since it affected more than just PSN.



#12 +Arron

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 20:10

Still not online, they must have been hit massively. I got booted offline while playing battlefield at 11am (UK time). Its now 9pm. How have Sony not resolved this yet?



#13 vcfan

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 20:31

These Lizard crew need to grow up and maybe try and kiss a girl or something

 
no worries, these guys will take care of them
 
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Posted 24 August 2014 - 20:38

Reading reports Xbox users are also having some problems.

 

Yeah I can't sign in to PSN on my Xbox. Something is up.



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 20:38

 
no worries, these guys will take care of them
 
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Love that programme haha. Wish they would stop with the persistent attacks though. Its annoying a lot of people. These guys just want their five minutes of fame.