Hackers are Attacking PSN and Xbox Because Christmas Spirit is Dead

By Chris Mills on at

Since late last night, it looks like a bunch of hackers have been attacking the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live online gaming services. Merry Christmas in 2014, everyone!

The PSN status page is currently listing its services as online, although the official Twitter support page acknowledges that some users "may be having issues logging in". The Xbox Live page, on the other hand, says that the logon service is currently unavailable. Or, in simpler terms, if you want to use the internet capabilities of your Xbox right now, you're shit out of luck.

The 'Lizard Squad' hacking group is currently taking responsibility, claiming that they downed both services, and won't stop until they get 10,000 retweets on one of their inane ramblings. Whether they're actually responsible for the attack, or if it's just a spotty teenager claiming responsibility is a little hard to work out. Either way, both Sony and Microsoft have just said that they're "working hard" to fix the problems, and normal gaming service should be resumed soon.