PSN, XBL Down After DDoS Attacks, Also Under Attack - Update

| 24 Aug 2014 19:13

Along with massive DDoS attacks, Sony Online Entertainment President's airplane received a bomb threat.

Update: Microsoft is confirming what many on social media are reporting: Xbox Live is currently "limited," although the company is not using the word "down." Lizard Squad is hinting that it's behind the outage.

Original Story: Having trouble logging into PSN this weekend? Sony's PlayStation Network servers are down after widespread DDoS attacks took them offline.

A group called Lizard Squad is taking responsibility for the attacks, which have also affected servers for Blizzard's, League of Legends, and Path of Exile.

Sony has acknowledged the issues on both its PlayStation, and Ask PlayStation Twitter accounts. Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley has also commented on the outage.

If the outage wasn't bad enough, a bomb threat was called in on Smedley's American Airlines flight to San Diego. The plane was diverted to Phoenix after the threat.

There is a small silver lining in all of this mess: According to the official PlayStation Blog, no personal information has been stolen in this latest attack.

Like other major networks around the world, the PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network have been impacted by an attempt to overwhelm our network with artificially high traffic.

Although this has impacted your ability to access our network and enjoy our services, no personal information has been accessed.

We will continue to work towards fixing this issue and hope to have our services up and running as soon as possible.

We regret any inconvenience this may have caused

The attacks come shortly before Sony's announced PSN maintenance window, which was scheduled to begin tomorrow, Monday, shortly before 1pm EDT.

Source: Shacknews

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