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Xbox Live, PSN Down For The Holidays? ‘Phantom Squad’ Threats Ddos Attack

Dec 17, 2015 07:52 PM EST | By Excel Medina
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Xbox Live and PSN rumored to be taken down.

Just a few days away from Christmas day, a new hacker group surfaced threats Xbox Live and PSN. The group goes by the name "Phantom Squad" claim, they have planned a Ddos attack for a week straight, NZ Herald reported.

"We are going to shut down Xbox live and PSN this year on christmas. And we are going to keep them down for one week straight," Phantom Squad posted on Twitter.

As of this writing the post has been deleted. However, new tweets from the group answers as to why they were taking down PSN and Xbox Live. They said cyber security does exists and "companies have millions of dollars and don't bother on working on security."

They also added, "Xbox Live and PSN are vulnerable to attacks," Fortune reported.

Reportedly, they were behind Reddit offline on Monday. But Reddit did not acknowledged the Ddos attack. They said they had "enormous load" without further citing where the sudden surge of traffic came from, Beta News  reported.

In addition to this claims, "Phantom Squad" were responsible on Take-Two Interactive Software's "Grand Theft Auto Online" and Bethesda's "The Elder Scrolls Online" and last week's Xbox Live offline.

As this news caused outraged over Xbox and PlayStations gamers, King Dot Com seems like won't intervene if the attack happens. Last year, he mitigated the Ddos attack by "Lizard Squad," Attack of the Fanboy  reported.

"Warning Sony and Microsoft. You had 1 year to upgrade your networks. If Lizard Squad takes down PSN & XBOX this Xmas, we'll be pissed! RT," King Dot Com wrote.

The Ddos attack will affect approximately 39 million active Xbox Live subscribers which nearly half of them uses the service every day. While PSN users are estimated to be over a hundred million, according to Fortune.

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