PlayStation Network is Back Online, Phantom Squad Claims They DDoSed It

Sony’s PlayStation network is back online after hours of outage worldwide — A Phantom Squad Twitter account claims they took the network down.

A few hours ago it was reported that Sony’s PlayStation network on PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 were down worldwide. Now, the good news for gamers is that the service is back online but the bad news is that a group of attackers going with the handle of Pantham Squad who warned Sony of a cyber attack on Christmas, claims PSN service went down due to their DDoS attack on its servers.

However, Sony has not revealed the reason for the outage worldwide nor has it accepted if there was a DDoS on PSN servers. The president of Sony Computer Entertainment Shuhei Yoshida tweeted that ”As people are tweeting, PSN is back online. Very sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.”

Reaction from the gamers:

Hackers with different agendas have been targeting gaming platforms for past several years yet the companies earning billions from gamers/customers have not spent a dime to protect their servers, gamers suffer without receiving a proper response other than usual tweets from the ”help” accounts. 

At the time of publishing this article, all PSN services were online.


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