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Crunchyroll Streaming Service Down Amid DDoS Attack

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Over 400,000 paid subscribers affected

The Crunchyroll streaming service announced on Tuesday that it is currently down due to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack "of the same magnitude" as those recently targeted towards Sony and Microsoft consoles. Crunchyroll service went down at approximately 4:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday.

DDoS attacks against Sony and Microsoft started on Christmas Day and made services on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles unavailable for approximately three days. A hacking group known as Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Crunchyroll has over 400,000 reported paid subscribers.

Source: BBC


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