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Did Kim Dotcom help get Xbox Live and PSN back online yesterday?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Dec 2014 0:23 User comments (9)

Did Kim Dotcom help get Xbox Live and PSN back online yesterday? According to Kim Dotcom himself, the larger-than-life founder of MEGA helped save Christmas for gamers.
Yesterday we reported that hacking group 'Lizard Squad' had taken down both Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network through a large DDoS attack. Late in the evening, however, access to the networks was slowly being restored, as new console owners finally got a chance to try out their multiplayer gaming.

Dotcom was able to get the DDoS to stop by pretty much bribing the attackers with potentially lifetime free vouchers to Mega's encrypted cloud service.

The Mega founder sent out 3000 free subscriptions that normally cost $99 each, so that he could get back to gaming and so that Lizard Squad would not attack the networks again in the future.










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9 user comments

127.12.2014 12:08

service is still down, wonder what will happen now


Who Dare Wins

227.12.2014 13:23

By the way things are playing out, UC4 online next year may be a failure.

328.12.2014 0:41

I wonder if this was a setup by Kim Dotcom to make him look like he's our savior and fighting for the good, since he had bad publicity on him.

428.12.2014 0:52

A bunch of online hacker pu**ies controlling these kinds of things. I'd love to find them and get them all in a room and see how tough these nerds really are.

528.12.2014 7:54

Originally posted by ajsmsg78:
A bunch of online hacker pu**ies controlling these kinds of things. I'd love to find them and get them all in a room and see how tough these nerds really are.
They never stated they were tough....now makes you look like a pu**y who wants to beat up nerds

they wanted sony and m$ to improve security and improve service well i hope they do, shows how lax they have been and they charge to play online.


Who Dare Wins

628.12.2014 11:14

Originally posted by JGJD2001:
Originally posted by ajsmsg78:
A bunch of online hacker pu**ies controlling these kinds of things. I'd love to find them and get them all in a room and see how tough these nerds really are.
They never stated they were tough....now makes you look like a pu**y who wants to beat up nerds

they wanted sony and m$ to improve security and improve service well i hope they do, shows how lax they have been and they charge to play online, if any at all.


Not quite. They attempted direct blackmail of both Sony and M$. Very little of their purpose was about either company "improving security".
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 28 Dec 2014 @ 11:15

728.12.2014 17:02

Most of these hacker groups are a bunch of sociopathic, egotistical liars w/ the mentality of a 12yo going through puberty, so it's hard to believe anything they have to say.

830.12.2014 10:10

Originally posted by JGJD2001:


they wanted sony and m$ to improve security and improve service well i hope they do, shows how lax they have been and they charge to play online.

Is that why they bailed at the first sign of getting a payoff?

Yeah, really looking out for the gamers.


930.12.2014 21:15

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Obviously, diplomacy works. I recommend that the U.S. Government gives it a try.
Negotiate with terrorists? Give in to demands? Is that a good policy? To borrow xnonsuchx's word, that would just be teaching these 12 year olds that crime pays. If that happens, we bring the attacks on ourselves. Watch as a new group comes to attack next month to claim their free Mega passes. Then Kim will eat his words.

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