Getting “booted” is a common term for someone kicking you off an online game by attacking your internet connection. It is usually done through at technique called Distributed denial of service (DDOS), which is where someone sends traffic to your machine via your IP address. The traffic can overload the machine, causing you to lag and eventually disconnect.
DDos stands for distributed denial of service, this is when someone tries to make a computer unable to respond or at least much slower to respond by consistently spending traffic to that machine so that it gets overwhelmed and can’t respond to legitimate traffic. Within the gaming industry this is mostly used by people that want to annoy others or use it to gain an in game advantage.
Playstation is one of the two most popular gaming consoles on the market, competing with xbox live for the number one spot. One of the issues that players run into is other players hacking their accounts. People do this, not only for the credit card information on the accounts but also to steal other player’s’ progress on certain games. People can spend hours, days and even weeks worth of time on different video games to achieve certain levels and achievements.