Because Hackers Love to Take Responsibility, Especially with Multiplayer
We are celebrating and we are down. Despite the fact that Xbox Live and PSN report full functionality, players are unable to play online. A myriad of forums and social media sites have users reporting the same issue; online gaming networks remain inaccessible. Since this madness began, Lizard Squad, the notorious hackers, have taken responsibility. They claimed as much on Twitter:
We warned you. Don’t be surprised. PSN and Xbox Live will be down for the entire night. #LizardSquad
— Lizard Squad (@LizardInvasion) January 1, 2017
And these attacks are being reported across North America, Europe, and Australasia. Everywhere, people are relaying their disappointment for being locked out of multiplayer. Alas, that’s how many of us are going to spend the beginning of this year. But these attacks to PSN and Xbox Live are certainly nothing new. Call of Duty players, especially, are experiencing server outages. Yet as of the time of this article’s publication, players are starting to see functionality return.
Time will tell if Sony or Microsoft shall take appropriate steps towards combating these issues. Right now, it’s a major pain in the butt for gamers. This is just the latest cyber attack, following a recent DDoS attack just this past Christmas. The purpose, black hats proving their ability infringe upon networks. So as more events unfold, we’ll keep you updated here at COGconnected. Happy New Years.