PlayStation Network down following hack attack
Sony’s PlayStation Network is down following an attack from the same group of hackers that targeted Xbox Live last week.
Head on over to the PlayStation website right now and you’ll be greeted with an error message: “Page Not Found!” followed by “It’s not you. It’s the internet’s fault.”
More specifically, it’s the hacker group Lizard Squad’s fault. The group has already claimed responsibility for the attack, with their Twitter status reading “PSN Login #offline #LizardSquad.”
This is the same Lizard Squad that attacked Xbox Live a week ago, as well as the one that claimed responsibility for attacks on EA and the popular online console shooter Destiny. At the time of the Xbox Live attack, Lizard Squad warned that the attacks would continue right up to Christmas.
In response to this latest attack, Sony has tweeted “Thanks for your patience as we investigate.”
Sony’s IT department hasn’t had a great time of it of late. The company’s Hollywood film studio was recently hacked, with a number of unreleased movies and actor salaries leaked onto the internet.
Now comes this attack on Sony’s PlayStation Network, just as the company is celebrating 20 years of the PlayStation brand. The two recent attacks on the wider company don’t appear to be linked.
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