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Sony News: PlayStation Network Up and Running Again after Hack and Security Threat

Dec 12, 2014 10:13 PM EST | By Adelyn Torralba
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Sony, after suffering from a huge and devastating security breach a week ago, continues to be the target of cybercriminals. The studio's problems did not stop at just one attack which many believe was the work of North Koreans. Following last week's crime, another Sony service was hacked, this time, it was the PlayStation Network.

The service has been restored though, according to Reuters, just a few hours after the attack was launched. Sony Corporation made an official statement saying that both its Sony Entertainment Network and PlayStation Network services were disrupted by cybercriminals on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.

The company had an investigation conducted right away, and was successful in putting it back up and running. In addition, Jennifer Clark, a spokeswoman from Sony Entertainment Network, assured account holders that there have been no reports or incidents of user information being stolen.

This attack on the Sony PlayStation Network is not the first to have been committed against the online service. Just last August 2014, cybercriminals have also breached the network's security, which resulted in a wide denial of service for many account holders. A Twitter user by the name of @LizardSquad said that he, she, or they were the ones responsible for the DDOS attack, according to Forbes Magazine.

For those who do not have any idea as to what DDOS attacks can do, it is used by cybercriminals as a way to cripple networks by pushing a huge amount of Internet traffic towards them.

The same Twitter user, together with another account by the name of @LizurdPatrol once again claimed responsibility, sending a tweet that said "50 RTs (retweets) and we will hit off PSN (PlayStation Network). 50 FAVs (favorites) and we will hit off XBOX LIVE." A separate tweet was also sent by the Lizard Squad, stating that "PSN Login #offline #LizardSquad."

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