12-25-2014 04:59 PM
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  1. alb3530's Avatar
    I think forever is too much, but that what they say, anyway...


    This is not a treat but a promise. On December 25 aka Christmas. We will tap into Microsoft and shut
    down Xbox Live, FOREVER! So enjoy it while it lasts.


    Personally, I don't use Xbox live here....

    Source:

    Hacking Group Threatens to Shut Down Xbox Live ?Forever? on XMAS | eTeknix
    12-09-2014 01:22 AM
  2. Reflexx's Avatar
    From what little I've heard, Lizard Squad consists mainly of a bunch of script kiddies. Some may have access to bot nets and such, but they aren't really known in the hacking community to be a group of real hackers. I think the claim that they could shut anything big down "forever" kind of reinforces that.

    It will be annoying for a few hours though. Or maybe sporadic issues over several days.
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    12-09-2014 02:02 AM
  3. RavenSword's Avatar
    That's cute.
    12-09-2014 02:35 AM
  4. alb3530's Avatar
    From what little I've heard, Lizard Squad consists mainly of a bunch of script kiddies....


    .... I think the claim that they could shut anything big down "forever" kind of reinforces that..
    I've also heard that about them.

    They mentioned Steam and EA recently on their Twitter, probably referring to the recent unavailability of those services, but nothing so direct...
    12-09-2014 10:10 AM
  5. to_be_announced's Avatar
    They shutdown Xbox Live a few days ago. I believe it was Friday or Saturday night. So I know they can do it. Now, their claim of "forever" is a bit questionable, but I sure hope Microsoft is preparing for this so that they're able to prevent the attack from being an extended one.
    12-09-2014 10:20 AM
  6. jmshub's Avatar
    By shutting down, are they DDoS'ing Xbox servers? Or are they doing something more clever?
    12-09-2014 03:17 PM
  7. LockOnTech's Avatar
    They promises to shut down xbox live forever... *turns off xbox and pulls out gameboy color* life goes on.


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    Last edited by LockOnTech; 12-09-2014 at 10:08 PM.
    12-09-2014 03:21 PM
  8. Zulfigar's Avatar
    DDoS attack most likely, like any of their other "attacks" they've done. A nuisance, which means we should find something other than Xbox Live to do that day. Bummer.
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    12-09-2014 03:23 PM
  9. rhapdog's Avatar
    Their threat to "shut it down forever" will just have Microsoft people waiting to trace them when it happens, so that those amateurs will go to jail. I wouldn't doubt it if Microsoft (if they were smart about it), temporarily switched the server over to a sting operation just to teach future hackers not to mess with them. It's possible for MS to do it, but they may not take these amateurs that seriously. No serious hacker would threaten a "forever shutdown", because they know it just isn't possible to pull it off. Even if they bombed the building with all the servers, backups would be online in another location within a few days.
    12-09-2014 03:40 PM
  10. jordanzhninja's Avatar
    My response to lizard squad:

    Nothing to see here, move along.
    12-09-2014 04:35 PM
  11. hotphil's Avatar
    Could it be a clever ploy by MS to excuse any capacity-related offline-ness over the Christmas period....?
    12-09-2014 08:13 PM
  12. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    Just a bunch of coders-turn-jerks tooting their own horns.
    12-10-2014 12:46 AM
  13. idokamaroq's Avatar
    Any motive? Parents bought them a PS4 and a WiiU instead of the Xbox One they demanded?

    Pretty sure they only DDOS stuff, too, from what I've heard. Maybe they just plan to put their script in a while(1<2) loop (...deadmau5! ) and count that as forever. Should be an easy fix from MSFT.

    As for tracing, even an 8th grader would know to go through a proxy, so that likely won't be easy. But ya, I agree. I wouldn't it expect it to go down for more than a day or two.
    12-10-2014 12:59 AM
  14. Floyd Green's Avatar
    if the so called hackers were real about anything like you said forever is a long shot but anyways why wait if you could do it there just trying to get ppl scared because if they ccould do it it would be done already ps lizard squand come at me i live in texas yall aint **** but a bunch of no lifes come to my house and ill beat that ***
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    12-10-2014 03:23 AM
  15. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    For those of you who have never heard of Lizard Squad, I did a Bing search and this was the first image that came up. I hope this is helpful.

    lizard-squad.jpg
    12-10-2014 08:24 AM
  16. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    Oh wow really? They think Microsoft isn't prepared for this? I'm sure the DDOS will affect XBOX Live and shut it down for a few hours but nothing past that, unlike PlayStation Network.
    12-10-2014 08:41 AM
  17. neo158's Avatar
    Lizard Squad are nothing but a bunch of stupid script kiddies who think they're "1337 hax0rs" because they can click a button!!!!
    12-10-2014 11:08 AM
  18. someone2639's Avatar
    For those of you who have never heard of Lizard Squad, I did a Bing search and this was the first image that came up. I hope this is helpful.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    I thought it would be a gang of lizards.
    12-10-2014 11:11 AM
  19. neo158's Avatar
    I thought it would be a gang of lizards.
    Lizards would be better hackers though.
    12-10-2014 11:13 AM
  20. neo158's Avatar
    Just a bunch of coders-turn-jerks tooting their own horns.
    Nope, not even coders. Just a bunch of no life script kiddies living in their moms basement thinking they're "1337" because they can click a button labelled "Hack".
    12-10-2014 11:21 AM
  21. someone2639's Avatar
    Nope, not even coders. Just a bunch of no life script kiddies living in their moms basement thinking they're "1337" because they can click a button labelled "Hack".
    I, having absolutely NO advanced programming experience, am a better hacker than this Lizard Squad.
    12-10-2014 11:24 AM
  22. neo158's Avatar
    I, having absolutely NO advanced programming experience, am a better hacker than this Lizard Squad.
    Same here, all they're using is a program that executes scripts. All they do is just select the type of attack, enter the IP and click Hack.
    12-10-2014 11:28 AM
  23. to_be_announced's Avatar
    If that's true, it says more about Microsoft's security for the Xbox Live servers than it does the hackers. Shameful.
    12-10-2014 12:35 PM
  24. neo158's Avatar
    If that's true, it says more about Microsoft's security for the Xbox Live servers than it does the hackers. Shameful.
    The last DDOS attack that they tried only partially knocked Xbox Live offline for some users, I would say Microsoft are ready for them. Considering they're only script kiddies "forever" isn't going to happen.
    12-10-2014 12:41 PM
  25. Blu3V3nom07's Avatar
    Anonymous is going after Lizard Squad.


    ​Its on like Donkey Kong now!
    neo158 and to_be_announced like this.
    12-10-2014 12:57 PM
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