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DDoS brings down Destiny and CoD: Ghosts servers

The team responsible for last month's attack on the PSN and has claimed responsibility for server crashes on the two games.


After last month's attack on the PlayStation Network, 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 attacks belie reports earlier this month that Lizard Squad was disbanding and ceasing its activities, although it is worth noting that the Lizard Squad website is still down at time of writing.

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.

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.

As far as we are aware, the FBI investigation into Lizard Squad is ongoing.