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Edward James Lauder (Entertainment Editor), Young London News
UPDATE: PlayStation claimed on Twitter to have fixed the issues with PlayStation Network. Gamers should supposedly be able to get online and get back to gaming in piece.
A group of hackers, calling themselves Lizard Squad, have claimed responsibility on Twitter for hacking Sony’s PlayStation Network earlier this morning.
Many users are currently experiencing difficulties in their attempts to log into the online service.
Josh, an alumni from the University of Nottingham and regular gamer said: “I’m worried if Sony will recover again; this is the second time PSN [PlayStation Network] has been attacked.” He continued: “Can I put my trust in a company that is this vulnerable?”
On their official twitter account, PlayStation stated that they are aware of the problem and are working hard to rectify the issue. They also stated that they’ll keep users informed with ongoing updates.
The hacker group claiming responsibility for the hack also assumed responsibility for causing issues with Microsoft’s Xbox Live service last week.
Sony Pictures was also subjected to a recent hack which saw several of it’s recent films leaked online. Personal information of 47,000 current and former employees, and celebrities were also leaked online as a result of the hack.
North Korea were speculated to possibly be behind the hack due to Sony Pictures’s release of Seth Rogen and James Franco’s comedy The Interview, which supposedly ridicules North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. North Korea denied any involvement in the hack.