Hacking Group Takes Credit For Shutting Down Xbox, PlayStation Online Networks

Sony & Microsoft have both been hacked by a group called Lizzard (like the conspiracy theory?)

Pretty poor to be honest, I am a Nintendo fan but this ruined so many children’s Christmas and is not how you get your message across.

CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Gamers who woke up excited Christmas Day to play with their new PlayStations and Xboxes were sorely disappointed to find out that online service was down for the gaming consoles, CBS News reports.

Sony and Microsoft acknowledged that players were unable to sign into the PlayStation Network or Xbox Live:

The issue was first reported Wednesday night and continued into Thursday. The devices’ support sites alerted users that their internet services were “limited” or “offline.”

A hacking group called Lizard Squad has taken credit for the outages on Twitter. Their involvement is not confirmed.

It’s unclear if they’re affiliated with Guardians of Peace, the group who claimed responsibility for the hack on Sony in retaliation for the North Korea satire “The Interview.”

CBS2/KCAL9’s Erica Nochlin spoke with a Southland family who was affected by the hack.

“Kept getting the same screen that says ‘Trouble downloading.’ ‘Trouble…

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