Hackers Threaten To Ruin Christmas For Millions Of Console Gamers

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There could be a seriously unhappy Christmas in store for millions of gamers as a hacking threat was made.

According to one group, they are planning on taking down both the Xbox Live and Playstation Networks for a week over the festive period.

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The group call themselves the Phantom Squad, with the attack known as a distributed denial of service (DDoS).

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One tweet said:

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No. PSN and Xbox don’t use that money to improve their security.

So until they open their eyes Xbox Live and PSN will remain vulnerable.

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Their Twitter account has since been suspended – but the group have promised that the hacking threats will only escalate.

The attack on Xbox Live last Christmas from Lizard Squad caused widespread chaos – and a similar one this year would do the same.


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