Visitors to the PlayStation Store site are being greeted with a “Page Not Found” message, something which the “Lizard Squad” has taken credit for. The group posted on their Twitter page “PSN Login #offline
— Lizard Squad (@LizardPatrol) December 8, 2014
Sony Entertainment Network has acknowledged the outage by tweeting that they are aware of the issues that users are having in connecting to the PlayStation network.
There has currently been no announced reason for the attack, however Sony was also recently hit by hackers when Sony Pictures was targeted, that attack apparently related to the creation of the film, The Interview. The attack saw an online leak of unreleased movies, actors’ salaries and other confidential information.
Last week, Lizard Squad knocked Xbox Live offline with a DDoS attack that the group claim was “a small dose” of what was to come over Christmas.