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January 5, 2016

It’s 2016 and Sony Says: The PlayStation Network Is Down

Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation Network (PSN) a vast resource that includes the multiplayer platform, the PlayStation Store and other social features are all currently experiencing downtime.

It’s a new year and yet some things don’t change. Sony seems to be running into the same old problems. The company has acknowledged that its popular PlayStation Network is currently experiencing issues across a host of services.

The latest outage comes in a week wherein Sony and other hardware and technology giants unveil new prototypes and gadgets at the much-publicized Consumer Electronics Show (CES), an annual event in Las Vegas. We’re willing to bet Sony is scrambling to [...]

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December 18, 2015

Xbox Live Suffers DDoS Disruption, Playstation Network May Be Next

A DDoS attack initiated by grey-hat hacker group Phantom Squad may have taken Microsoft’s Xbox Live online network offline for at least 3 hours today. If the hacker group’s threats are to believed, Sony’s PlayStation Network (PSN) may be next.

Gamers, look away. This is going to make for painful reading. For the second time in two years, a hacker group may be disrupting two of the most popular gaming networks in the console gaming world, Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.

Hacked reported on the DDoS threats made by Phantom Squad a few days ago, after a series of tweets posted by the hacker group that also took credit for knocking Reddit offline recently. In a case [...]

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December 16, 2015

Hacker Group Makes DDoS Threats against PlayStation Network & Xbox Live This Christmas

 In a series of tweets posted today on Twitter, a grey-hat hacker group who call themselves the Phantom Squad have threatened to disrupt gaming networks with DDoS attacks targeting Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox Live.

This might resemble familiar reading for console gamers everywhere. A group of hackers who dub themselves ‘the Phantom Squad are threatening a gloomy Christmas for millions of gamers everywhere by claiming to target popular gaming networks PSN (PlayStation Network) and Xbox Live.

Reddit #Offline Goodnight.

— Phantom Squad (@PhantomSqaud) December 15, 2015

Phantom Squad targeted Reddit a few [...]

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July 15, 2015

PlayStation Network (PSN) Goes Down

Yesterday the PlayStation Network (PSN) was so bogged down that the overwhelming majority of users could not reach the service. Dissatisfied users have taken to Twitter to complain about the many PSN outages they have experienced the last weeks.

At present, there is no indication of a hack or a DDoS attack, or any rational explanation for the downtime. PSN was simply down due to overuse, or a server went down and put too big a load on the others.

Also read: Lizard Squad Fails Hard

The last time the PlayStation Network went down, it was due to hacking by Lizard Squad, carrying out a promised attack against the network [...]

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