Microsoft’s Xbox Live was retrieved on Friday while Sony’s PlayStation Network remained disconnected on day 2 after a hacker group asserted obligation regarding cyber attack on the two gaming services i.e: XBOX Live and PSN.

Gamers on XBOX Live and PlayStation Network experienced connectivity issues and delays on 25th December, one of the busiest times of the year for Sony and Microsoft.

A message on PlayStation Network’s website on Friday read: “Under Scheduled Maintenance. We should be back online shortly. Apologies for any inconvenience.” It directed users to the PlayStation blog and other related websites.

A Microsoft site that tracks the status of XBOX administrations recorded Xbox Live’s ‘core services’ as up and running on Friday. However, A few 3rd party applications were encountering constrained services.

A group of hackers named ‘Lizard Squad’ claimed that they are responsible for the interruption to both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on Thursday. The Lizard Squad is not that group of hacker ‘Guardians of Peace’ who broke into Sony Pictures’ system recently to attempt to stop the arrival of the film ‘The Interview,’ which portrays the murder of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

‘The Interview’ was launched online on Wednesday on the Xbox system and other advanced stages. The motion picture additionally hit select US theaters on Thursday.


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