People Are Worried About Hackers Taking Down Xbox Live And PSN AgainPatricia Hernandez12/23/15 12:30pmFiled to: HackersTwitterPSNXBLJerksChristmasSonyMicrosoftThreats33211EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkAs many of us get excited to find brand new games under our trees this weekend, it’s worth looking back at what happened last year, when some jerks tried to ruin Christmas for everyone.Many of you might recall the mess that transpired around Christmas 2014, when online services hosting Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network suddenly stopped working for gamers around the world. Xbox Live went down for a full 24 hours, whereas PSN was dead for a whopping two days. The reason? These online networks were being hammered by “distributed denial of service,” which are attacks designed to overload servers with tons of traffic. Frustratingly, there is no easy way to stop DDoS attacks from happening.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.