On Monday, December 1, 2014, services on Xbox Live for the Xbox 360 were temporarily unavailable for several hours as users were unable to connect online. Xbox One users were unaffected by the disruption of the service. The hacker group Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack and had this to say:
Xbox.com’s Support page did not issue any service alerts on the first outage.
On December 5, 2014, services on Xbox Live were once again halted for the Xbox 360 as users were unable to connect online. This time around users have been sporadically able to connect but have not been able to keep up a connection for a significant time. Lizard Squad has once again taken credit for causing problems to the Xbox Live services, saying this recent attack came at the behest of a follower.