Sony declared on Saturday that its popular gaming network PlayStation was finally stabilizing after the hackers named Lizard Squad sent it offline on Christmas Day and kept it offline for most of Saturday by subjecting it to a DDOS attack.
However, the status of PlayStation network was against changed to offline and then a later status on Twitter account of Sony again acknowledged that “some users are experiencing sign-in issues on PS4 and PS3.”
And the company also formally acknowledged in a blog post by Catherine Jensen, the Vice President of Consumer Experience at Sony America, that its PlayStation had been experiencing an attack for the past two days. She wrote:
“The video game industry has been experiencing high levels of traffic designed to disrupt connectivity and online gameplay. Multiple networks, including PSN, have been affected over the last 48 hours. PSN engineers are working hard to restore full network access and online gameplay as quickly as possible.”
She also apologized to those users who got PlayStation consoles as Christmas gift have have not been able to log on to PlayStation Network to enjoy their experience. The company has said that it will keep posting updates on its blog and its Twitter account @AskPlayStation.
Lizard Squad had attacked PlayStation Network for fun but later said that they wanted to highlight the security issues that these big companies. It was also later claimed by Lizard Squad that they had stopped attacking Xbox Live and PlayStation Network after Kim Dotcom offered crew of Lizard Squad free lifetime subscriptions to his encrypted file sharing service called Mega.