Xbox Live suffers a DDoS attack affecting the service ...

Xbox Live suffers a DDoS attack affecting the service …

August 25, 2014

Throughout the early morning Xbox Live has been the target of a DDoS attack (denial of service attack) behind which is a group called @LizardSquad. These types of attacks cause an increase in server requests to the point where it cannot process any more and becomes overloaded, preventing access to its services.

The @LizardSquad group’s first target was Blizzard’s Battle.net service, affecting games like Hearthstone, Diablo 3, and World of Warcraft. They quickly put the League of Legends and Path of Exile servers on their target list, before deciding to go overboard with the PlayStation Network.

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