The Day After: XBox Is Back, Playstation Still Down


USA Today

USA Today

Whether it was a response to Sony’s refusal to pull “The Interview” or a huge coincidence, users of Xbox and Playstation experienced a blackout of services yesterday.

After sitting and waiting for hours, Xbox fans can rejoice. Microsoft has managed to get the systems back up and running after an apparent attack on their and Sony Playstation’s systems.

Reuters reports that a Microsoft website that keeps track of the status of Xbox services listed Xbox Live’s “core services” as up and running on Friday but several third-party apps on the platform were experiencing limited services.

Playstation users are still experiencing an interruption in their service.

A group called Lizard Squad is taking credit for the takedown, the paper reported. The group had previously claimed credit for the attacks on the PlayStation Network and online games World of Warcraft and League of Legends back in August.


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