The tough times for tech giant Sony seems to be far from over as the hackers have now targeted Sony’s PlayStation Network and its store with a series of cyber attacks.
A hacking group called ‘Lizard Squad’ has taken responsibility of the cyber attacks, which has caused denial of access to the Sony PlayStation online store. The store went offline on Monday due to the breach.
When the users went to the site on Monday to scroll through their favorite stuffs in Sony’s online store, they were greeted with a surprise message that says “Page Not Found! It’s not you. It’s the Internet’s fault.”
“PSN Login #offline #LizardSquad,” Lizard Squad said in a tweet.
Last month, Sony Entertainment Network was hit by a severe hacking attack by a group known as ‘Guardians of Peace’. The hacking was conducted at the time of release of comedy film “The Interview”, which was about a plot to assassinate the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un.
There was huge speculation about the North Korean government link in the hacking, which the investigators believed had been carried in retaliation for the film. But the North Korean authorities have on Sunday denied responsibility for the attack but hailed the effort.
The latest hack at the Playstation Network comes less than a week after the company celebrated the 20th birth anniversary of the PlayStation games console.
Meanwhile, the Sony officials said that they are aware of the current hacking attempt and are working to resolve the problem and figure out the extent of harm done.