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Xbox Live, PlayStation Network remain offline on Christmas Day after hackers attack

Xbox Live, PlayStation Network remain offline on Christmas Day after hackers attack

TOKYO: Online game networks Xbox Live and Playstation Network remained offline on Christmas Day after an attack of hackers.

Sony’s PlayStation Twitter account said the company was looking into the outages Christmas morning, but the network still appeared down as of Friday morning.

Meanwhile, Xbox Live is still reporting “limited” service across its network as well.

A group called Lizard Squad is taking credit for the take down, the paper reported. The group had previously claimed credit for the attacks on the PlayStation Network and online games World of Warcraft and League of Legends back in August.

The PlayStation network problem is the most recent holiday headache for Sony, which was the target of a massive hacking attack in recent weeks in apparent retribution for its release of the comedy “The Interview.” The company briefly cancelled the Christmas Day release of the film, the plot of which centers around the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but has since made it available in limited theatrical release and home video streaming after criticism.