Two members of hacking groups Lizard Squad and PoodleCorp were charged yesterday with "conspiring to cause damage to protected computers," the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois said in a statement. Both hacking groups have taken credit for temporarily bringing down online gaming services including Xbox Live, PSN and Battle.net.
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If you're a fan of Blizzard's roster of games, you might have noticed that Battle.net -- particularly for World of Warcraft -- were down earlier this morning.
The developer has since confirmed why: their data centres and servers were subject to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, with the infamous group Lizard Squad taking responsibility.
Just two weeks after the first arrest related to the cyberattacks that bought down PSN and Xbox Live this past Christmas, authorities in the UK have arrested a teenager allegedly connected to the Lizard Squad group that claimed responsibility.
We hope you weren't planning to play many games online on Christmas. Xbox users in North America and Europe are having difficulties logging into Xbox Live today, and PlayStation owners are suffering similar problems. Some Internet troublemakers are claiming they knocked both offline. Bah humbug to this.
Seemingly continuing with their recent attempts at being the video game internet's biggest pain in the arse, a group calling themselves Lizard Squad have taken responsibility for the server problems that have brought down both Destiny and Call of Duty Ghosts tonight.