Hackers Claim Credit For Downed Destiny, Call Of Duty Servers

Hackers Claim Credit For Downed Destiny, Call Of Duty Servers

Hacker group Lizard Squad claims it's behind attacks that laid low servers for both Destiny and Call of Duty: Ghosts today, leaving players unable to connect and play.

Having taken credit for a massive DDOS attack that took down the PlayStation Network last month as well as a bomb threat that caused Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley's plane to be diverted last month, Lizard Squad now sets its sights on two of Activision's most popular online games.

Players of both games have taken to Twitter (as well as our tips email) to complain about the server outages for the two games, perfectly timed to tick off the weekend gaming crowd. Both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Destiny seem to have been affected. It's unclear which platforms encountered Call of Duty: Ghost problems, only that server problems were rampant.

After struggling to connect for ten minutes, I finally managed to connect to Destiny on the PlayStation 4, so the alleged attacks may be subsiding. Or this might be just the beginning.


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    Why Why Why.
    what fracking point does this accomplish???
    so you pissed off a bunch of gamers. woohoo, good for you.
    wankers

      They do it because for a brief, few moments in time they feel as if they actually matter. They do these things for the response that is generated - the outrage, the anger - it makes them feel important, alive and powerful, if for only a brief, fleeting few hours. How else will they feel any sense of power? The people who engage in these actions are most often shut-ins, ignored by most others, unable to fit into society due to their own ham-fisted or entirely absent social skills. They often feel small, unimportant and entirely inconsequential. But in doing this, in disrupting a video game service used by thousands of others, they can make their brief, unremarkable "mark" upon society (or so they think).

    If i still enjoyed hacking i would let these goons take credit.

    Now if only this group would target businesses that were against the common good. I can think of many businesses that are more deserving that are picking on easy kiddie targets.
    James Hardie, Monsanto, Smithfield Foods, Chiquito - and so many more to raise awareness.
    http://listverse.com/2013/02/21/10-evil-corporations-you-buy-from-everyday/

      I can think of many businesses that are more deserving that are picking on easy kiddie targets. James Hardie, Monsanto, Smithfield Foods, Chiquito

      They're too scared. The repercussions of attacking big business is much harsher than pissing of gamers. Monsanto would probably hunt them down and you'd never hear from them again ... except maybe the bubbles from their rotting corpses at the bottom of a river.

        It's not even that. It's the fact that this is likely a shitty DDOS attack. Which requires little actual hacking or attacking. And really is only going to annoy people using service platforms.

        While you can DDOS a website, odd's are people aren't going to cry foul the end of the world.

        Fucking with Video Streaming Services, or Video Game servers or online stores. Where people are trying to do something in a specific window. Is more likely to get you attention.

        This has nothing to do with punishing corporations as it is to be a dick.

    I don't understand why anyone would do this, let alone take credit for it.

    I'm sorry, but denial of service attacks are not hacking. These're just twats who see someone like Anonymous doing it to Govt or business websites and then thinking it'll be all 'hur hur hur' to do it to popular games with no real reason for doing it

    apologies for the French language

    Why can't they hack some fat cats bank account and give me the money :P I can understand why these kids would get a thrill out of it, but it's really not for any reason other than to make the statement "hey we're trolls". There is no cause behind it, and everyone likes a good cause.

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    Call of Duty Ghosts, Activitions most popular online game. Last I checked there was 800 people online...meanwhile Black Ops 2 had around 100k

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