You’ve finished unwrapping your Christmas presents and you got your new gaming console all hooked up and ready to play. You try connecting to the Internet and BAM, no connection. Why? Well, Lizard Squad, that’s why.
Who is Lizard Squad you may ask? Lizard Squad is a “hacker” group who has already caused plenty of chaos in only a few short months. From bomb threats, server crashing and as of recent, they’ve even made it onto NBC.
As of today, both Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network have been down for a while thanks to a series of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. Being that today is one of the biggest gaming days of the year, Lizard Squad’s infamy grows tremendously as they continue to upset the masses.
Earlier this month, Lizard Squad took to Twitter to announce that they would be doing something mischievous on Christmas day. With that time passed, they weren’t messing around, as both consoles were offline for a majority of the morning.