Lizard Squad Allegedly Downs Comcast, Charter Among Other TV Providers During Pacquiao vs. Mayweather Fight

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During the much anticipated Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight on Saturday night, cable companies across the United States were reported to have rolling outages.

While millions across the nation were gearing up for the boxing match of 2015, companies like Charter, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and several others were said to be experiencing outages, when Lizard Squad stepped in an took credit.

According to DownDetector.com, a website that monitors service providers and their uptime had said Charter, DirectTV, Dish Network, Time Warner Cable, Comcast among various others were facing service outages across numerous areas.

The internet gang of hackers known as Lizard Squad, claimed responsibility for bringing the service providers down during the highly anticipated fights. Speaking on Twitter, Lizard Squad wrote:

Though the above tweets have not been independently verified, a number of cable companies customers took to social media confirming the service providers were down and customers were not able to view the Pay-Per-View fight between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao.

Many of the frustrated TV subscribers tweeted directly to Dish Network, HBO, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, XFinity, among others. The fight was one of the biggest in years, HBO among other companies stated the viewership was so high the companies couldn’t handle all the viewership at once.

No companies have noted anything about attacks to servers among other attack-related scenarios. Many viewers did note the amass of telecom companies had continuous issues before and throughout the fight. Many customers that opted to pay the $90 Standard Definition and $100 High Definition package prices were unable to view or watch the fight due to the ongoing outages.

If customers will be reimbursed for the severe downtime was not discussed by companies or viewers.

The fight between Pacquiao vs. Mayweather ended with Floyd Mayweather beating Manny Pacquiao by referees unanimous decision.

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Brandon Stosh is the founder and CEO of www.freedomhacker.net. Stosh is a cyber security researcher and professional consultant who strives to provide reliable news on cyber-security based topics.

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