MyGaming recently reported of an outage affecting all PSN services towards the end of October.
It wasn’t only PSN that was affected however, the attack on network service provider Dyn rendered more than 1,200 websites unavailable by blocking access to the Manchester, N.H., company’s domain name system, an indispensable part of the internet’s address book, reports The Wall Street Journal.
While things are now back to normal, researchers have revealed why the attack took place in the first place – because of a personal grudge against PlayStation.
“Level 3 Communications Inc. Chief Security Officer Dale Drew detailed some of the research in testimony prepared for a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the attack scheduled for Wednesday.”
“We believe that in the case of Dyn, the relatively unsophisticated attacker sought to take offline a gaming site with which it had a personal grudge,” Mr. Drew said in remarks prepared for the hearing.
The attacker rented time on the botnet to carry out the attack, he said. The attacker is yet to be caught.