Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Networks were hacked on Christmas Day by a hacker group called Lizard Squad. Both the networks experienced user connection problems and the hacker group have taken credit for a service outage of Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox game consoles.
Both the corporates have accepted that there network underwent technical issues for a short duration. On the other hand, Lizard Squad tweeted:
“I have the nation on strings,”
The hackers also said that they would put the sites back online if enough people retweeted its messages.
Finally, it was Kim Dotcom, internet personality and founder of file sharing service – Mega who bought back the joy of consoles on Christmas Day. No less than Santa for few this year, Kim managed to get back PSN and Xbox Live by offering the hackers 3000 Mega Privacy premium vouchers.
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) December 26, 2014
Attacks have stopped momentarily, awaiting @KimDotCom‘s response.
— Lizard Squad (@LizardMafia) December 26, 2014
The Lizard Squad hackers had previously taken down GSMArena website.