Hackers Threaten To Take Down Xbox Live And PSN on Christmas Day


Once again it's the season when most of you will get new PlayStations and XBoxes that have always been among the most popular gifts for Christmas, but it's quite possible that you'll not be able to log into the online gaming console this Christmas.

On 25th December 2014, a  notorious hacking group Lizard Squad knocked out the Playstation Network and Xbox Live  for many gamers by launching massive DDoS attacks against the gaming networks. 

Now, a new hacking group, which took down down Tumblr this week for about two hours, has warned gamers of launching another large-scale distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against XBox Live and PlayStation networks. 

Calling itself R.I.U. Star Patrol, the hacking group, posted a video on YouTube, announcing that they’re planning to take down Sony’s PSN and Microsoft’s Xbox Live on Christmas Day by launching coordinated DDoS attacks. 

"We do it because we can," the group said. "We have not been paid a single dollar for what we do."

Neither Sony nor Microsoft has yet responded to the hackers' warning. 

However, both Sony and Microsoft previously promised to enhance the protection of their systems to block any attack disrupting their networks, but downtime and short outages happen almost every Christmas. 

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