Sony’s PlayStation Network is stabilizing after a suspected attack brought it down on Christmas Day and kept it unavailable for most of Friday.
The company announced early on Saturday U.S. Eastern Time via its Ask PlayStation Twitter account that its PS4, PS3 and Vita network services were “gradually coming back online” and by late morning the PlayStation U.S. support website showed the PlayStation Network status as “online.”
Hacker group Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for the outages that hit PlayStation Network and Xbox Live on Christmas Day, saying it had launched successful distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against the Sony and Microsoft online gaming platforms. However, on Friday the group said via its Twitter account that it had stopped the DDoS attacks and turned its attention to Tor, a service that lets users surf the web, post content online and engage in Internet communications anonymously.
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