Last Friday, British police said they they arrested a man in northwest England regarding the attacks on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live this past Christmas. The outages had been caused by persistent Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. The hacking group Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for the attacks, and had launched a similar attack earlier in 2014. The exact statement from the British police was “Officers … have arrested a man in Southport, Merseyside this morning as part of an investigation into ‘swatting’ and computer hacking offences.” The British officers had worked closely with the United States FBI during the investigation, but that is all they shared.

Source: Reuters

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Stefan Terry
One of my earliest memories with games was just after Pokémon had come out in the states for the first time. I remember, after having watched the show for a couple weeks, stumbling across a friend with an original Gameboy playing Pokémon Red version using a Weedle. When he told me he was playing Pokémon, I told him I didn't know there was a Pokémon that had a pumpkin for a head. Boy games have come a long way. Speaking of games, I also contribute to making them somewhat professionally, and ocassionaly write about them. You should see some of that games writing stuff, I hear it's real popular with the kids these days.


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