WE just got reports that Sony’s PlayStation network still remains offline in an outage that occurred as many video game players unwrapped new consoles on Christmas day.
But Microsoft’s Xbox Live service, which was also down, is now fully back online but the company says some applications aren’t fully functioning.
A group calling itself Lizard Squad claimed responsibility on Twitter for causing the disruption by overwhelming the companies’ servers with a flood of Internet traffic.
A group that called itself Lizard Squad in August also took credit on Twitter for disrupting the PlayStation network and tweeted a report of a bomb on a plane carrying a Sony executive.
It’s unclear if these episodes are related to the recent hack of Sony’s movie division.