Xbox Live and Playstation: Christmas Hackers Could Ruin Your Day

A new hacking group has issued a threat to take both Xbox Live and Sont’s Playstation Network down on Christmas.

The group, calling itself R.I.U. Star Patrol, this week attacked social networking website Tumblr. They were able to shut down the website for more than two hours on Wednesday afternoon, Sophos said in a blog post.

The hackers used a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack to take Tumblr down. The site was first reported offline shortly after 3:15pm ET. Full service was restored around 5:45pm ET.

The hacking group reached new website Mashable to explain its reason for the attack. “There is no sinister motive,” the group said, adding that “It’s all for light hearted fun.”

Threat To Xbox Live and PSN

The hacking group is using a Twitter account (@StarPatrolling) which came online on December 13. The group is being led by someone who has the Twitter handle

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