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Sony's PlayStation next to be hacked

By Marcus Wong - on 9 Dec 2014, 11:36am

Sony's PlayStation next to be hacked

Following the attacks on Sony Entertainment’s computers, it appears the Sony PlayStation network has become the next target for hackers, as visitors to the Sony PlayStation store early Monday morning were greeted with a message saying “Page Not Found! It’s not you. It’s the internet’s fault.”

This time round, it's pretty clear North Korea's not behind the attacks, as hactivist group the Lizard Squad has already stepped up to claim responsibility for the attacks on their twitter accounts. The hack comes less than a week after Sony celebrated the 20th birthday of the PlayStation console, and follows the DDOS (distributed denial of service) attack on Microsoft’s Xbox network which overloaded the network, preventing users from getting online.

Seems like the Lizard Squad is claiming responsibility for this one.

Lizard Squad had then claimed that the Xbox attack was just “a small dose” of what was to come over the Christmas season, and the group has also claimed responsibility for attacks on high-profile targets like EA games and Destiny in the past.

Thus far, early reports seem to indicate that no passwords or sensitive information was compromised, unlike in the case of Sony Entertainment, where unreleased Sony films and a cache of employee’s Social Security numbers and passwords were exposed.

The official response from Sony thus far is that they are still investigating the cause of the outage.

Source: BBC News,Gizmodo, CNET