Xbox owners are reporting difficulties connecting to Xbox Live and a hacker group,Lizard Squad with a history of targeting online gaming services is claiming responsibility for taking the network offline.
For the past hour, Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners have reported that they’ve been unable to connect to Xbox Live. Consoles are responding with the 80151909 error code — it warns that an Xbox Live profile has failed to download — when users attempt to sign in. Our own attempts to sign in to Xbox Live from consoles and through Xbox.com have been unsuccessful.
Lizard Squad is the group that’s taken credit for much of the hacking malarkey of late, with Direct Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on PlayStation ntwork this year, as well as attacks on individual games like Grand Theft Auto 5, League of Legends and Destiny.
They’re also promising much more to come this holiday season, so expect to spend a lot of time not doing things online.According to Microsoft’s Xbox support site, there are currently no issues with Xbox Live services or apps.