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Hacking Group Claims Responsibility After Users Report PSN and Xbox Live NYE Outages

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Update: A Twitter account purportedly belonging to ‘hacking’ group Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for taking both services offline:

Original: As 2016 draws to a close, users across the world are reporting that the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live online services are currently down.

It is unclear as to the exact nature and duration of the outages at the moment, and whether or not they are part of a co-ordinated attack, but users from North America, Europe and Australasia are all taking to social media to express their disappointment at the unscheduled downtime.

For its part, Sony’s network status page currently reports no issues with the PSN; similarly, Microsoft is reporting that all services are online.

It’s clear from the flood of social media posts on Twitter, Facebook and Reddit however that something is clearly awry, and users may be disappointed to learn that they may not be able to hail the arrival of the new year by teaming up on their online multiplayer titles.

Call of Duty’s network issues page is currently reporting: “Online services are degraded. Users in some regions may experience connectivity issues.”

The situation is currently very fluid, and we will bring updates as soon as we have more information.

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  • James Vickers

    I have had no problems with my PSN account. Guess Lizard butts did not get it done.

  • TheNorthFace

    lol no problems with xbl, the most reliable gaming network ever. psn can be knocked out by a fly, no need to take responsibility lol

    • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

      Like you xbl is a worthless piece of $hit. Now go crawl back in your hole xbot, Microsoft FAILED this gen.

      • Dom

        So much salt. Chill bro, it’s just a game. 😛

  • Dom

    Lol. Waste of time and resources by true scum of the Earth. The effort, and money you must have invested in trying to ruin somebody’s fun. Lizard Squad is a bunch of virgins with no friends. So the one thing they try to get right, fails. Pathetic. Remember losers, suicide is an option. And no-one will miss you. 😉