Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
August 26, 2019
arrowPress Releases

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

UK cops arrest PSN, Xbox Live DDoS attackers

UK cops arrest PSN, Xbox Live DDoS attackers

August 28, 2015 | By Christian Nutt

The UK'S National Crime Agency announced today that it has arrested five teens in connection with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks which took down servers for popular online services -- including Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, Variety reports.

Another was questioned, but not arrested. For the year, that makes seven arrests against teenagers accused of using Lizard Squad's "Lizard Stresser" DDoS tool, as part of "Operation Vivarium." The group offers the tool for sale, according to the NCA.

The group claimed responsibility for an attack on Sony's PlayStation Network service last year, and reputedly executed attacks on PSN and Xbox Live on Christmas last year.

Attacks like these can have significant effects on developers, as former Game Developer magazine and current indie dev Brandon Sheffield writes in this blog post about the Microsoft and Sony downtime.

Related Jobs

iGotcha Studios
iGotcha Studios — Stockholm, Sweden

Technical Artist
Deep Silver Volition
Deep Silver Volition — Champaign, Illinois, United States

Senior Engine Programmer
Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States

Lead Character TD — Austn, Texas, United States

Senior Community Manager, World of Warships

Loading Comments

loader image