During a day when people are booting up their new Xbox Ones and PlayStation 4s for the first time, a group of Grinches have decided to try and ruin things for everyone online.
During what is supposed to be one of the most joyful days of the year for families across the world, the hacker group Lizard Squad claims responsibility for hitting Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network with DDoS attacks, Tech Worm reports. The Lizard Squad’s main Twitter account has been banned, but other representatives of the group (warning: NSFW language) are saying they are the reason why both Xbox Live and the PSN have been experiencing outages throughout the past 24 hours.
In response, a pro gaming hacker crew called The Finest Squad has been exposing various members of the Lizard Squad to the proper authorities. Unfortunately, the deviant hacker group appears to always be a step ahead of The Finest Squad. Xbox’s servers are currently up, but they have been experiencing outages every few hours on the official server status page (which currently lists accessibility as “Limited”). The same could be said of Sony, as the official PlayStation Help Twitter made a comment about the PSN’s recent issues: