Afteron the PlayStation Network, Battle.net and other online games -- as well as the grounding of a flight carrying Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley -- Lizard Squad has claimed to have attacked Bungie's newly released Destiny and Call of Duty: Ghosts to ruin yet another gaming weekend.
The servers for the two games went down on September 20, affecting Destiny players on both PlayStation and Xbox -- indicating that the DDoS attack was targeted at Bungie's servers directly. Players were booted off the server mid-game, reportedly shown an error message reading "Cattle" on the disconnect screen.
Our first test: Parts of Destiny #offline— Lizard Squad (@LizardSquad) September 20, 2014
Parts of Call Of Duty Ghosts #offline— Lizard Squad (@LizardSquad) September 20, 2014
Both servers have now been restored, but the team has also taken another shot at Smedley, sending him and tweeting a photograph of his father's gravestone in San Diego.
some idiot/wanna be hacker decided to send me a picture of my Dad's grave out here in San Diego. You will be found.— John Smedley (@j_smedley) September 16, 2014
As far as we are aware, the FBI investigation into Lizard Squad is ongoing.