PoodleCorp Says it DDoSed GTA and PlayStation Servers
PoodleCorp hacking group says they attacked Grand Theft Auto (GTA) and PlayStation servers earlier today forcing the service to go offline — The group vows to conduct more attacks!

Poodle Corp hackers are claiming that they conducted a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on Grand Theft Auto and Play Station servers earlier today which interrupted the online service of both platforms.

Although there is complete silence on PlayStation support handle on Twitter  some gamers sent HackRead a bunch of questions asking whether PlayStation servers were under attack or not. We followed PoodleCorp’s Tweets and found the group claiming it attacked PSN servers on a small scale and a large scale attack will be conducted soon.

When it comes to Grand Theft Auto servers there has been no official confirmation as to whether they have faced any cyber attack or whether their servers are down, however, GTA Online Server Status page shows the access is limited on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation3, PlayStation4, Windows PC and Social Club.

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Upon following ”Tweets & replies” section of Rock Star Support Twitter handle, one can see tons of questions and complaints about servers being offline. Here are some tweets we gathered for GTA fans to have a better understanding of the situation.

It was just yesterday when PoodleCorp had shut down Blizzard and League of Legends servers forcing gamers to take their anger out over Twitter, however, the group is also known for their previous hacks where they took over some top YouTube channels including WatchMogo, RedmercyLeafyisHere, and LillySingh. The same group was also responsible for shutting down Pokemon Go servers.

At the time of publishing this article; GTA servers were limited while PSN status page showed the servers are online. Stay tuned, we will update this article once the picture is clear.

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.