Hacking Woes Continue In U.S. With Latest Victims: Sony Corp (ADR) (SNE)’s PlayStation And Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)’s Xbox


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It seems that there is no end for the companies in the U.S. facing the onslaught of the hackers. The most recent victims to fall prey to the cyber attackers were Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE)’s PlayStation and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Xbox. The latest hacking event comes on the heels of the hacking of Sony Pictures’ servers last week forcing the company to announce cancellation of its screening of the film, The Interview.

Hackers Take Credit

Even as people were busy with the celebrations of Christmas on Thursday morning, cyber attackers have taken credit for the outage of online service of Microsoft’s Xbox game consoles, as well as, Sony’s PlayStation. Interestingly, both companies have not only confirmed the online outages on Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) but also disclosed that they were attending the issue to restore service.

A user on Twitter with the name ‘Lizard Squad’ has taken credit for the online outage. The user also claimed credit for having the “nation on strings.”

Reports indicated that the account became active only on Wednesday and did not seek any request for comment. The name of Lizard Squad seems to refer to a group of hackers, who have inflicted damages in the online world. The infamous group has also claimed responsibility over outages experienced in “GTA 5,” “Destiny,” “Doda” and “Call of Duty.”

Users Frustration

This isn’t the only attack the group Lizard Squad has taken credit for. Earlier, at the start of the current month also, the cyber attack group took credit for attacks, which also affected Xbox Live network, as well as, the PlayStation Network. Users took to Twitter to vent their frustration on the outage.

Xbox Up, PlayStation Down

At the time of writing, Xbox Live’s services were restored, but PlayStation Network remained offline.

Viraj Shah

Viraj Shah has completed M.Com (Finance) and is currently pursuing his CFP. He tracks US markets along with other global markets like India very closely. He is very passionate about stocks, real estate, and technology. He also believes that money can always be made in the market.

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