Hackin9

There's nothing like waking up early on Christmas morning, unwrapping your gifts after your parents finally get out of bed, getting the game you'd asked Santa for, and popping it into your console for some online gaming—only to find out you can't log on. That was the sad reality for gamers all around the world on Christmas Day as an apparent Distributed Denial of Service attack made logging into the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live difficult, if not impossible, for most users.

Complaints about service disruptions began Christmas Eve, with disgruntled gamers taking to Twitter to complain about not being able to connect to Xbox Live and PSN. Both Sony and Microsoft acknowledged the problem, saying that their tech folks were working to get the networks back online.

"We are aware some users are unable to sign into Xbox Live. Our teams are working to resolve the issue. Visit xbox.com/support for status updates," said Sean McCarthy, general manager of Microsoft's Xbox Product Services in a statement to CNN. "We don't share info on the root cause of specific issues."

Read 3 remaining paragraphs | Comments

 

All handlers at SANS Internet Storm Center wish you a great christmas and may all your wishes come true. We will keep guarding the internet meanwhile.

Manuel Humberto Santander Pelez
SANS Internet Storm Center - Handler
Twitter:@manuelsantander
Web:http://manuel.santander.name
e-mail: msantand at isc dot sans dot org

(c) SANS Internet Storm Center. https://isc.sans.edu Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.
 
Linux Kernel 'kernel/tls.c' Local Information Disclosure Vulnerability
 
Mozilla Network Security Services CVE-2014-1569 Security Bypass Vulnerability
 
Wickr Desktop v2.2.1 Windows - Denial of Service Vulnerability
 
Lazarus Guestbook v1.22 - Multiple Web Vulnerabilities
 
PHPLIST v3.0.6 & v3.0.10 - SQL Injection Vulnerability
 
Pimcore v3.0 & v2.3.0 CMS - SQL Injection Vulnerability
 
ZTE Ucell 3G Modem App - Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
 
Mobilis MobiConnect 3G ZDServer 1.x - Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
 
Facebook Bug Bounty #17 - Migrate Privacy Vulnerability
 
NTP 'ntp-keygen.c' Predictable Random Number Generator Weakness
 
NTP 'ntp_config.c' Insufficient Entropy Security Weakness
 
DRAM unreliable under specific access patern
 
Internet Storm Center Infocon Status