Hackers claiming credit for PlayStation outage will let anyone use their DDoS tool



Lizard Squad, the group who claimed credit for taking down Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live systems on Christmas, plans to turns its misdeeds into profits

The group released a commercial variant of its DDoS (distributed denial of service) tool, which they say lets anyone take down networks — at a price. It was this tool that Lizard Squad says was responsible for the outages on PlayStation and Xbox Live.

A DDoS attack sends a huge amount of requests to a network server, rendering it unusable or slowing it down considerably Read more…

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