Lizard Squad Twitter: ‘All Attacks on PSN’ and Xbox Live ‘Have Stopped’ After Kim Dotcom Deal

December 26, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Lizard Squad has said that the “attacks on” the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live “have stopped.”

The group posted an update on Twitter on Friday afternoon.

The group apparently struck a “deal” with Mega founder Kim Dotcom, who gave them free Mega accounts if they stopped attacking Xbox Live and PSN.


Here’s the latest update, according to The Associated Press:

Sony’s PlayStation network remains offline in an outage that began as video game players unwrapped new consoles on Christmas.

Microsoft’s Xbox Live service, which had also gone down, is back online but the company website says some applications aren’t fully functioning.

A group calling itself Lizard Squad claimed responsibility on Twitter for causing the disruption by overwhelming the companies’ servers with a flood of Internet traffic.

A group that called itself Lizard Squad in August also took credit on Twitter for disrupting the PlayStation network and tweeted a report of a bomb on a plane carrying a Sony executive. The plane had to be diverted.

It’s unclear if these episodes are related to the recent hack of Sony’s movie division.