Members of the Lizard Squad hacked the PlayStation Network and claimed that they are responsible for the earlier shutdown of the online store. Sony was the subject of another attack. The PlayStation Network was recently hacked and taken offline.
Even though the online store for TV shows, movies and games looks to be running again, visitors were on Sunday night met with message that read “Page Not Found! It’s not you. It’s the Internet’s fault.” Gamers have also claimed there were difficulties in trying to play games online. Sony said only that they are trying to investigate the matter.
An anonymous group or individual called Lizard Squad claimed they were responsible by the use of a tweet sent out late Sunday reading “PSN Login #offline #LizardSquad”.
The recent hack came less than one week after the company celebrated the 20th birthday of gaming console PlayStation. Sony, besides selling and creating game consoles and games also has a movie studio, which was also a subject of a hack last month. A cache of a total of more than 100 terabytes of films and internal Sony files was stolen during that cyberattack.
The information that was stolen included passwords belonging to customers, contracts signed with celebrities, Social Security numbers belonging to Sony employees. Also leaked were a number of Sony forthcoming movies such as “Mr. Turner”, “To Write Love on Her Arms” and “Annie”.
Numerous people assumed the North Korean government was behind the attack because of Sony’s forthcoming movie “The Interview”. The comedy is about a plan to assassinate Kim Jong-Un, the North Korean leader. Sunday, however, the North Korean government denied any implications in the attack on Sony.
This is not the first time Lizard Squad hacked the PlayStation Network or made threats towards the company as earlier this year, the group called Lizard Squad said there might be explosives on a flight in which among the passengers a Sony executive was traveling. American Airlines diverted the flight to a nearby airport.
Lizard Squad also claimed they were responsible for another disruption of the PlayStation Network in which the company’s network was bombarded by fake visits so that real users couldn’t access the network.
Since the 2011 attack that compromised Sony’s network and also the personal data of around 77 million users, the company continuously stated the security system on their computers has been upgraded.