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Hackers claim responsibility for knocking Xbox, PlayStation offline

2 years 4 weeks 1 day ago December 25, 2014 Dec 25, 2014 Thursday, December 25 2014 December 25, 2014 6:26 PM in News
Source: WBRZ, CNN
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - Video gamers in the capital region and elsewhere are being met with frustration when trying to play their Xbox or PlayStation on Sony and Microsoft networks.

Hackers claimed responsibility for forcing the two systems to go down earlier on Christmas Day. Neither company will official give credit to the group that calls itself the 'Lizard Squad."

Instead, both Xbox and Sony acknowledged a problem on Twitter and said engineers are working to fix issues. Neither cited a possible source, CNN reported. A Microsoft spokesperson said the company does not share "the root cause of specific issues."

A CNN tech expert also suggested excited gamers might be making the problem worse by putting new consoles online Christmas Day, one of the busiest gaming days of the year.
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