Hackers say Xbox/Playstation attacks are over, target Tor

Gigaom

Christmas Day gamers ran into problems connecting their Xbox or Playstation to the internet thanks to a denial of service attack, and the hackers that have claimed credit are now naming a new target: online anonymity software Tor.

A group operating under the name “Lizard Squadposted a series of tweets today about a planned zero-day attack, which target unnoticed weaknesses. In this case, that appears to be taking over the majority of Tor’s nodes: a series of points through which data sent over the Tor network travels. Tor protects users’ identities with these nodes, which obscure the origin of any data. Lizard Squad’s thought is if it controls enough of the nodes, information will no longer be anonymized.

https://twitter.com/LizardMafia/status/548525026027507712

https://twitter.com/LizardMafia/status/548523618901454848

As of this afternoon, Lizard Squad had about 3,000 nodes — nearly half of the 8,000 in existance, according to Gizmodo. But Redditors are questioning if the…

View original post 88 more words

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: