The PlayStation Network DDOS Attacks Throughout the Years

What is a DDOS attack?

Ever since computing networking was integrated with various gaming platforms, it’s a technology that has gone on to revolutionize the entire gaming industry, especially in relation to gaming interactions. With that being said, these gaming platforms have often been compromised by various complications including DDOS attacks. In particular, the PSN network has been undermined by various attacks, including the notable one that occurred in 2011. As a result, the gaming network has been inclined to introduce various gaming upgrades as a solution for improving their services to gamers.

For those who are not aware, a DDOS attack is a computer attack whereby the perpetrator wants to make a computer or a network resource unavailable to the users by compromise the services of the hosts connected to the internet. This type of attack is often achieved by exceeding the host with unnecessary requests to overloads systems and to prevent various host requests from being addressed. The PlayStation Network DDOS Attacks throughout the Years have been evolving and here are some of the main ones.

PlayStation DDOS attacks

The DDOS attacks have evolved significantly over the years. One of the most notable ones occurred in In 2011, where the PlayStation Network outage was caused by an external intrusion of the various PlayStation resources including the Qriocity services. In fact, the personal detail of well over the 77 million hosts was illegally accessed, and this prevented the users of the PlayStation 3 and the portable consoles from accessing the PlayStation services. The attack that lasted for an average of 23 days forced Sony to shut down their PlayStation network. It is believed that the hacking group known as Phantom Squad, was responsible for the DDOS attack. In fact, the group was responsible for shutting down this PSN, by introducing a set of tweets to mark their actions.

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Hi there. Name's Kevin and I'm a HUGE Crash Bandicoot fan. I've fully completed all of the games in the series over 10 times. These days I also play other games on the PlayStation 4. I joined this blog because I have a passion for games and want to help gamers through advice.

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