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Teens Able to Launch DDoS Attacks from the UK By Saahil Patel
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Background 6 teenagers(Lizard Squad) were carrying out DDoS attacks to disable websites Ages were ranging from 15-18 years old Deployed Lizard Stresser which was purchased with bitcoin Thought it would be anonymous that way Flooded servers with massive amounts of data making them inaccessible to daily users
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Who suffered? Bloomberg reported that Amazon, Microsoft, and Sony were the main companies Xbox Live was offline for 24 hours before they were able to bring it back up, Dec 1 PSN was offline for 48 hours, August Took Xbox Live and PSN offline again during the past holiday season Both companies were fully aware of the attacks that were coming, but were still not able to protect their online servers
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What did they have to say? One of the members was interviewed by Sky News “I’d be rather worried if those people didn't have anything better to do than play games on their console on
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