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UK Arrest Made in PSN and Xbox Live Hacks

Xbox Live PSNFinally, some headway in the hacks on our favorite gaming services!

Thames Valley Police have arrested an 18-year-old man on for alledgedly having a part in the hacks on Sony’s Playstation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live services. Specifically, this arrest was in connection to the hacks that shut down the networks on Christmas Day, when Holiday present recipients would be booting up their new systems.

The man, whose name has not been released, was also charged with “Swatting,” a newer trend where police are sent emergency calls, usually in the form of a bomb threat, in connection with a gamer during live streaming in order to watch the event unfold on the stream.

Lizard Squad

While the police had little comment to add, international organizations such as the American FBI and UK cybercrimes authorites seem to be cooperating to find the criminals.

Lizard Squad, a group of hackers arrested earlier last month, are thought to be part of this international effort, though not in connection with the attacks on PSN or Xbox Live.


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2 comments on “UK Arrest Made in PSN and Xbox Live Hacks

  1. Anthony Mathers
    January 16, 2015


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