Last Christmas, a hacker group known as Lizard Squad attacked the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 servers, rendering them inaccessible during the holiday weekend. A new group known as Phantom Squad has threatened to take down those same servers this year and says that it has already started taking down various networks, including Grand Theft Auto V and Reddit. Besides Reddit and Grand Theft Auto V, the group has also claimed to have attacked the servers running Call of Duty: Black Ops III, as well as Xbox Live and PSN for a brief period of time.
When asked why the group was attacking these servers, they responded with “because cybersecurity does not exist.” International Business Times contacted both Sony and Microsoft to ask if the companies are aware of the threats made against their networks, but there was no response at the time of publication.
Source: International Business Times
Dont you all get it?? We will be in charge of taking down PSN and Xbox Live servers this year RT
— Phantom Squad (@PhantomSqaud) December 12, 2015