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Xbox Live down, with suspected DDoS cyberattack to blame

Xbox 360 and Xbox One gamers had trouble connecting to Xbox Live, which was reportedly brought down by a cyberattack

Michael Hatamoto | Dec 1, 2014 at 10:08 pm CST (0 mins, 25 secs time to read)

Members of the "Lizard Squad" apparently have successfully targeted Microsoft Xbox Live, making inaccessible to gamers on Monday evening. It would appear a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack successfully knocked Xbox Live offline, with the group promising additional attacks leading up to Christmas.

Xbox Live down, with suspected DDoS cyberattack to blame |

There were a number of tweets and Facebook status updates from upset gamers reporting they've had trouble logging onto Xbox Live.

The Lizard Squad previously targeted the Sony PlayStation Network and several game from Electronics Arts in the past.

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