Microsoft unfazed by quickly-resolved Xbox Live issues

By Brenna Hillier
25 August 2014 02:27 GMT

Xbox Live has been suffering intermittent issues today, but Microsoft doesn’t seem too worried.


Reports of Xbox Live’s demise seem to wildly exaggerated.

Xbox 360 users have had some trouble logging into Xbox Live today, but the service alert spotted by GameInformer has already been resolved.

At time of writing, the only Xbox Live service status alerts concerned Diablo 3’s party chat, intermittent server issues, and the PBS app.

If there were indeed widespread log-in issues for Xbox Live – and we have no reason to believe there weren’t, of course – Microsoft seems to have resolved them pretty easily, which makes “hacker” group LizardSquad’s Twitter boasting look a bit silly.

LizardSquad has also claimed responsibility for the PSN succumbing to a DDOS attack this weekend, but this claim is not being taken seriously in security circles. LizardSquad is responsible for making a bomb threat against American Airlines to inconvenience Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley, though.

LizardSquad is now strutting about on Twitter claiming the FBI cannot do anything to its members, despite authorities having great success tracking down similarly disruptive users in the past. The crew has provided contact details, presumably for press. We’re not biting.

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