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PlayStation Network is offline, Sony is working to solve issue (Update: It's back on!)
By John Law - on 5 Jan 2016, 10:53am

PlayStation Network is offline, Sony is working to solve issue

Guess it's starting to seem like tradition to down Sony's PlayStation Network (PSN) online service at the beginning of each new year.

Updated on January 5, 11:51am: PSN is now back on!

Original article below:

If you were one of the many gamers trying to log on to the Sony PlayStation Network (PSN), don’t worry: it’s not you, it’s Sony.

Sony themselves confirmed on both their official site and Twitter that their entire online service was offline, and that their engineers were working on a fix for the problem ASAP.

This isn’t the first time that the PSN was taken offline. Back in 2011, the PSN’s security was compromised and taken offline for a period of 23 days by hackers. Then, in 2014, the infrastructure was hit on two separate occasions, the first happening in the month of August with a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack by a hacker group known as the Lizard Squad.

In December, the online service was hit again by the same hacker collective, but this time, the group had also attacked their rival Microsoft’s own Xbox Live service as well.

At current, Sony has posted no further information regarding the current issue, but check back with us here, as we’ll bring you the latest updates for it.

Source: Sony via (1), (2).