FBI investigates PSN and Xbox Live attack

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It was a terrible Christmas for many gamers out there. Those who wanted to play online using their PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, or Xbox 360 were very much out of luck, thanks to a group that attacked PSN and Xbox Live using DD0S attacks (denial of service). Now it looks like the FBI is looking into the matter by trying to find out who the attackers are.

The FBI has sent a statement to Venture Beat:

“The FBI is investigating the matter,”…“Given the pending nature of the case, we cannot comment further.”

Even when warned about the attacks, the two companies weren’t able to prevent it. There’s an explanation on why it’s hard to steer clear from a DDoS attack, and with the cyber age getting more advanced, things will be harder for big corporations in the future.

Kim Dotcom, the founder of the now defunct Megaupload, pleaded to the attacker group to bring the service back up by bribing them. This rewards those who love to cause havoc, resulting in many thinking that submitting to attackers will only lead to more attackers.

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