Microsoft is talking with its rivals to learn how to stop Xbox Live DDoS attacks
Microsoft, as well as Sony, got hit with some major denial of service (DDoS) attacks on its Xbox Live and PlayStation Network services during the holiday person of 2014. In a new interview, Microsoft's Xbox head Phil Spencer says he has had talks with Sony, as well as Nintendo, on how to fight off similar attacks in the future.
You might think that Spencer would be happy that PSN got hit with a DDoS attack at the same time as Xbox Live. However, as Game Informer learned, that's not the case:
It's always a good sign when competitors try to team up so they can help their customers, and hopefully these discussions will lead to action that could help prevent Xbox Live from going down from attacks in the future.
Source: Game Informer
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Wish the phone ecosystems could play by the same rules... Sadly, the new model of government is to sponsor (rather than bust, or heaven forbid even regulate) antitrust tactics. Teddy Roosevelt would break out his elephant gun on google right about now, and wouldn't it be bully for us!