It appears like a group of stupid teens are looking to get themselves on the naughty list this year. They call themselves the Phantom Squad and they warn that they will shut down Xbox Live and PSN on Christmas. Find out why this is a sad attempt by these stupid teens. They need to go get some advice from an actual hacking group named Anonymous.
PHANTOM SQUAD UNLEASHES THREAT TO XBOX LIVE AND PSN USERS
This threat was issued by this group on a post on Twitter. The tweet read that they will shut down Xbox Live and PSN on Christmas. The tweet also said that both of these services would be down the whole week. They were asked why they were doing this and they responded by saying they do it because cyber security does not exist. However, it does appear that they have since fled Twitter. Another thing that needs to be known is this is not the first time this has happened.
THE PHANTOM SQUAD FOLLOWS IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF PREVIOUS STUPID TEENS
Around this time last year, a similar incident arose. This group called themselves the Lizard Squad. Well, at least, the Phantom Squad gave themselves a cool name. Anyway, they attacked Xbox Live and PSN and ruined many gamers Christmas’s. However, most of them were arrested, but they provided the world with an annoying event. Also, it should be noted that causing an attack like this does not even require hacking. All that needs to be done is to overload the servers until they can not respond. Anonymous would be ashamed of these groups.
ANONYMOUS WOULD BE ASHAMED
These stupid teens are probably acting like their hot shots because they can do this. However, they need to talk to Anonymous about real hacking. The entitled group is a very well known hacking group. Some people have called them influential while others have called them cyber terrorists. Many members of this hacking group have been arrested for cyber attacks. Whether or not they are good or bad is up for debate. However, what is not up for debate is the fact that The Phantom Squad needs to take notes from Anonymous before they do anything.
SO CAN XBOX AND PLAYSTATION STOP THE PHANTOM SQUAD?
Even though it was not a real hack last year, the Lizard Squad was still able to shut down Xbox Live and PSN. So, in the wake of this again, Sony and Microsoft need to make sure they take all of the precautions necessary. The Phantom Squad may not seem like that big of a threat, but again this happened last year. We will see if they have upgraded their defenses enough to stop this from happening again. The problem is an attack like this, overwhelming a network until it stops responding, is not hard to orchestrate. Gamers will not appreciate it if another one of their Christmas’s is ruined by stupid teens.
THE PHANTOM SQUAD IS JUST LOOKING FOR AN EGO BOOST
The answer that the group gave to why they are performing this attack can be read between the lines. They say they are doing this because cyber security does not exist. Well, my take on that is they want to prove to the world that they are good enough to pull something like this off. In other words, a massive ego boost will be achieved by the members ruining others Christmas’s. It is not like they feel sorry for people, because if they did they would not do it. Please Sony and Microsoft, do not let this happen again.