Eric Johnson, RE/CODE, December 26, 2014

If you unwrapped a new Xbox or PlayStation game console on Christmas, you probably know by now that Microsoft’s and Sony’s respective online networks have been struggling. These “denial of service” attacks are not only a problem for people who want to play a multiplayer game online. They also affect anyone trying to register a new account, buy games or use media apps to stream movies and music from the Web. The goal appears to be to cause mayhem and headaches for Microsoft and Sony rather than to steal private data or achieve a political goal. […read more]