DDoS

Battle.net stabilizes after DDoS attack, but "Lizard Squad" hackers remain active

Andy Chalk at

A group calling itself "Lizard Squad" launched a series of DDoS attacks against gaming services including Battle.net, Sony Online Entertainment and League of Legends over the weekend, and even used a bomb threat to divert an American Airlines flight carrying SOE President John Smedley. It appears that all is now well with Battle.net, but it sounds like the people behind the attacks aren't done just yet.


Hacker group rains DDoS attacks down on Battle.net, Sony Online Entertainment and more

Shaun Prescott at

Hackers have targeted a range of gaming services including Battle.net, Sony Online Entertainment titles and League of Legends, among others. While the DDoS attacks have mostly been resolved, a Twitter account claiming to be responsible for the hacks is now targeting Xbox Live.