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PlayStation Apologizes For Holiday DDOS Attack

Posted by on January 1st, 2015 | 13 Comments | Tags:

Starting on Deceber 25th, a hacker group known as the Lizard Squad ran a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. In case you didn’t know, a DDOS attack happens when a network of computers called a botnet overload a server in an attempt to bring it offline with an overload of traffic.

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This took the PSN down for 3 days, and PlayStation is thanking fans for their patience. To everyone that had a PlayStation Plus membership active at the time of the outage, they tacked on an extra 5 days to their membership. Also, later this month PlayStation will give every single registered PSN user a code for 10% off anything in the PSN Store. That includes an entire cart of games, movies, TV, etc.

Are you happy with the compensation PlayStation is offering? Let us know in the comments below.