Subscribe To The Explosive Reason Why The PSN And Xbox Live Hacking May Have Stopped Updates
PlayStation Network and Xbox Live were both offline on Christmas Day following DDoS attacks by hackers known as Lizard Squad. Many gamers will be able to use their consoles normally today, though, thanks to a surprise intervention.
In a strange twist, Mega co-founder Kim Dotcom claims that he was responsible for stopping Lizard Squad. He said that he offered the hackers lifetime Premium membership for his file-sharing site in exchange for halting the attacks. Lizard Squad apparently confirmed the deal on Twitter:
PlayStation gamers aren't as lucky. PSN is still offline according to the latest update on their status site.
"We are aware that some users are experiencing difficulty logging into the PSN. We will update this article with any changes that occur in regards to this issue. Thank you for your patience," Sony says.
The latest tweet from the PlayStation Support account doesn't offer any helpful details on the downtime:
However, the group said late last night that they've halted their attack. This means that PSN should return to normal soon: