The Christmas celebration were ruined for the gaming lovers as two major Internet gaming services, Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live, was cyber attacked by a hacker group, giving them tough times while accessing the network.
While the network of Xbox Live was restored on Friday, Sony’s PlayStation Network remained offline for the second day.
On Christmas Day, the gamers who were trying to access PlayStation Network and Xbox Live had to experience connection problems and delays.
The Christmas day is considered as the busiest times of the year for the video game industry. In a message on the PlayStation Network’s website on Friday, Sony said, “Under Scheduled Maintenance. We should be back online shortly. Apologies for any inconvenience.”
The users were directed to the PlayStation blog and several other related websites.
A hacking group called “Lizard Squad” on Thursday took the onus of the cyber attack on both PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. Analysts said that the”Lizard Squad” group appeared not to be associated with the hackers of Sony Entertainment Network, called “Guardians of Peace”.
The Sony Entertainment Network was severely hacked by hacking group called Guardians of Peace, while its employees and their close ones were threatened with emails, against the release of a comedy flick “The Interview,” which depicts an assassination plot of North Korean President Kim Jong Un.
The Xbox network and several other digital platforms had released “The Interview” online on Wednesday. The controversial movie has also hit the select US theaters on Thursday.
Meanwhile, both Microsoft and Sony were not immediately available for comment.