Both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network downed by (supposed) DDOS attacks
“Oh boy, golly gee, mother and father! Thanks so much for getting me this new [Insert Console]. I can’t wait to play all day!” And then little Timmy plugged in his brand new games machine and found out that it’s basically useless today because both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network have been taken down in some capacity.
See, little Timmy forgot about the group known as Lizard Squad, saddled with a heart three sizes too small and living up in a cave above Whoville. Lizard Squad is claiming responsibility for the deed on Twitter, which would mean this is an actual targeted DDOS attack instead of the usual “down for Christmas” woes.
Even so, it’s not like this is wholly unexpected. Holiday console gaming has been a problem for years now, thanks to the influx of new consoles trying to sign on and download updates for the first time.