Xbox Live on 360 outage claimed by hackers

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Online hackers have claimed responsibility for the current issues that are affecting the Xbox Live Core Services for the 360 platform.

The hackers are also said to be responsible for a similar outage on the PSN and have threatened a similar outage for the Xbox One Live service on Christmas Day.

All other services on the One platform seem to have been unaffected so far, but the 360 Core Service is still out into it’s third day of outage.

What is this likely to mean if you still use the 360, well, my experience so far has been the offer of an update for the console, then this failing to download and the console rebooting.

Obviously, you can still play disc-based games, but many titles gameplay is centred around the online multi-player experience and rather than affect the big corporation that Microsoft is, as a gaming colleague has intimated, this just succeeds in irritating the ordinary gamer.

Microsoft are yet to comment on this malicious attack. When they do, we’ll bring you news of the outcome.

A lifelong gamer, staring at the wrong side of the forties, I'm a huge Halo series fan. Started gaming way back in the days of the Amstrad CPC464. Midlander through birth, married with son, COD virgin, so be gentle. Twitter: @PhilK_TiX
  • Michael Scoates

    Thank you for showing some thought and not actually naming them, kudos to you 🙂 The more publicity they get the more it’s likely to happen again.

  • Jason of Duty

    and how come Xbox One unaffected I wonder…

  • Hi Michael. I agree, buy continuously naming them, it increases publicity and results in further attacks. I just hope those responsible are found and stopped.

  • More complex?

  • Offended

    All a ploy by MS…you watch MS Live for Xbox 1 will be up and running before Christmas with comments around “we not sure when Xbox 360 will ever come up”…forcing consumers to buy Xbox 1 and all new games…nothing but a ploy and I wish I were an attorney to set up a class action lawsuit…criminals