As Videogame Hackers Try to Ruin Christmas, Watchdogs Are on Patrol

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This weekend, while much of the country is visiting family or finishing up last-minute Christmas shopping, Allison Nixon will be working overtime to prevent hackers from disrupting the holiday.

Cyberattacks targeting videogame systems have become an unpleasant late-December tradition. In 2014, hackers launched Christmas Day attacks that caused outages on Sony Corp.’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox Live service, which connect millions of videogamers to online-gaming systems. Would-be attackers threatened, in…

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