Hackers Take Credit For PlayStation Network And Xbox Live Outages On Christmas

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Funny how hackers take down gaming networks. I wonder if they would ever take down other sites.

TechCrunch

Gamers who received new consoles for Christmas might find themselves unable to connect and play with friends, thanks to a coordinated attack by hackers who claim to have taken down the two largest gaming networks. On what might be the biggest gaming day of the year, a hacker group called Lizard Squad is claiming responsibility for taking down both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.

Reports of service disruptions began popping up earlier today, with both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network acknowledging issues with some core services. In both cases, users have had a difficult time logging in to the networks, which generally gives them access to connect with friends and play games requiring online access.

A hacker group called Lizard Squad claims to be…

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