Microsoft and Sony announced Thursday they will jointly investigate a DDoS that targeted Microsoft and Xbox in the wake of an Xbox One exploit.
The attacks, which were attributed to Russia, affected the Xbox Live online service and Microsoft’s Xbox app for Xbox One.
The company said it is working with law enforcement, and Microsoft said it has taken steps to address the issue.
“We are working closely with the relevant authorities in order to identify the perpetrators,” Microsoft said in a statement.
Microsoft said the attack took place in late October, and that it is now taking steps to prevent similar attacks from occurring again.
The attack is a repeat of an attack on Xbox Live that was traced back to Russia and was first reported by the BBC.
The BBC reported on Wednesday that a number of Xbox 360 consoles were infected by a D-Wave attack that targeted Xbox Live.
The hackers gained access to Xbox Live through the Xbox app, and exploited vulnerabilities in the app to load malware onto a system.
The malware, called Wunderfall, exploited an existing vulnerability in Microsoft’s Remote Desktop protocol, which allowed remote code execution and was later exploited by the Russian military to launch attacks against American troops in Syria.