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

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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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