Phantom Squad showed the preview of their power today. The Xbox Live is down across Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Xbox on Windows 10 and the newly formed DDoS group is taking the credit. Xbox Live is facing some serious intermittent outages and players are now reporting several issues like connecting to multiplayer games such as Call of Duty Black Ops III, Destiny and many more. Other than that the video services like HULU and Netflix are down as well. Xbox Live Support site issued a severe service alert as its affecting the sign in process, signup and account management, purchasing items, redeeming codes and download purchases.

The Phantom Squad tweeted:

 

Here is the latest update from the Xbox Live:

“Hey Xbox members, are you having trouble with game invites and receiving your toast notifications? Are you running into issues purchasing certain content? Additionally, are you having an issue playing games and media you’ve purchased? We are aware of these issues and are working hard to get it fixed ASAP! Thank you for being patient while we work. We’ll post another update when more information becomes available.”

“Hey Xbox members, are you having trouble purchasing or managing your subscriptions for Xbox Live? Are you also having an issue with signing into Xbox Live? We are aware of these issues and are working to get it fixed ASAP! Thank you for being patient while we work. We’ll post another update when more information becomes available.”

Phantom Squad already announced that they will take down both PSN and Xbox LIVE on Christmas and Microsoft is already aware of this attack but as expected the company hasn’t applied any security measures to save themselves from this attack.

However, after two hours the services are back online and Phantom Squad claimed that they have stopped the attack.

 

20 COMMENTS

  1. Its truly pathetic that this is happening again this Christmas. Why do these guys do this…. to prove a point? I pay for my Xbox live, my Netflix membership, my games and this is supposedly to get Microsoft to increase security? These losers should get hard jail time once busted. Also, M.S should have put something in place before this repeat b.s even started again. Video games and consoles and online terrorism has just gone too far these days. Think ill hook up my Sega Genesis tomorrow. Also, how come Nintendo is never attacked?

    • Nintendo isn’t attacked because it’s not about any of the nonsense they day it is, it’s about affecting as many people as they can so they can feel a power trip.

      That’s also why they feel the need to pontificate about what people do on Christmas.

  2. This is the bit people want to ask why to MS..

    “but as expected the company hasn’t applied any security measures to save themselves from this attack”

    After last year MS should have know better, in fact although PSN was took down it was harder to do last year because Sony had the better security measures. But all this money MS made from gamers and PC users alike MS should spend out on better security measures! MS got took down for a few hours just to prove a point on how MS hasn’t placed better security measures within it’s networks.

    Just hoping PSN has done enough security measures for these *Squads* to think, Sony done good and improved further on these issues from last year, and hopefully leave alone the networks. Time will tell.

  3. I knew something was up, mine was down for like maybe an hour or 2 if that could have been less…. nothing to crazy. I am actually more impressed how fast it was back up, but the scary thing is that it pretty much locked up everything, the console was danm near useless.

  4. These guys are so pathetic. I can’t understand why Microsoft and Sony don’t announce who is attacking and issue a reward for information leading to thier identification. “Oh, by the way everyone, it’s these guys that are doing it. Direct your anger at them while we fix the mess they’ve caused for us all.”

    Start a manhunt with a $100,000 reward, get the FBI involved, I mean come on.

    Not only that, DDOSing is such a cowards way to take down any service. You literally pay somebody to do it with a machine that pings servers. Come on… If you’re gonna call yourselves “hackers” actually do some real hacking you sissies.

    So they want those companies to “increase their securities”? That’s their goal? Seriously? Increasing security against what? A DDOS attack? That’s just… idiotic. All it does is take a service down until the attack stops, and if said attack goes on long enough they can be traced, so it’s pointless. They can’t obtain personal information with it or gain any sort of leverage against the company they’re attacking. They simply take the service offline and inconvenience a bunch of innocent kids who covet their limited free time off from school and just want to play games with their friends.

  5. The article says Microsoft is doing nothing about the attacks. Why would Microsoft tell you they are doing? That would actually be stupid on their part.

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