UK police make arrest related to denial of service attack on Playstation and Xbox networks
U.K. police have arrested a man they believe was involved in the denial-of-service attacks directed at PlayStation Network and Xbox Live at end of last year.
Proud new owners of PlayStation and Xbox consoles weren’t able to or had trouble accessing Sony’s and Microsoft’s networks starting on Christmas day as a result of the attack, which the hacking group Lizard Squad took responsibility for.
Authorities around the world have since been working to apprehend the people involved. The U.K. South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) said on Friday it had collaborated closely with the FBI to arrest an 18-year-old man in Southport, a seaside town located 20 miles north of Liverpool.