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Sony, XBox Victims Of DDoS, Hacktivist Threats
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Sara Peters
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Sara Peters,
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9/3/2014 | 10:14:20 AM
LizardSquad disbanding
Looks like the Lizard Squad people have decided to stop operating. And they're being very blase about it and patting themselves on the back a lot. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09/02/lizard_squad_disbands/
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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8/28/2014 | 3:12:22 PM
Re: Last time he'll tweet flight info
Yup, though I feel a bit like I'm victim blaming by saying it. Still, that's an unfortunate price that celebrities and high profile individuals pay for their success I suppose. 
RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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8/27/2014 | 3:57:30 PM
Re: DDoS
I don't know if this was divulged in the report, but what made Sony easier to exploit than Microsoft?
Robert McDougal
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Robert McDougal,
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8/27/2014 | 3:21:32 PM
Re: Last time he'll tweet flight info
@Whoopty You are exactly right!  It doesn't make any since why you would provide people with all the information they need to track you.  If you are the CEO of one of the largest corporations in the world you shouldn't provide your flight information via social media. 
securityaffairs
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securityaffairs,
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8/27/2014 | 12:40:46 PM
Re: DDoS
Gaming platforms are a privileged target for hackers for different reasons. Gaming networks manage a huge amount of user data and their resources could be abused for further attacks.

The number of cyber attacks against gaming industry and gamers will increase exponentially in the next months.

 
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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8/27/2014 | 12:15:01 PM
Last time he'll tweet flight info
I imagine this is the last time Mr Smedley, or any other gamer centric executives will tweet out information about their flight plan. Even just a threat of something like that is a scary concept. 

I was a bit dissapointed to see some of the news organisations publicising thee name of the hacker groups claiming responsibility though. Giving them publicity isn't a great way to discorouge such actions. 
RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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8/27/2014 | 7:03:32 AM
DDoS
Glad I am a Microsoft Gaming Supporter. This just shows that DoS attacks are just as prevalent as ever and will continue to be so, even for large organizations, until hardware changes and packet methodology is changed.

I am writing a research paper for SANS regarding this topic so if anyone would like to delve more deeply into methodology changes, please don't hesitate to ask.


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