Xbox Live and the Playstation network experienced outages much of Christmas Day after an apparent cyberattack.
A group calling themselves the "Lizard Squad" took credit for causing the problems. The online group had previously taken credit for the August takedown of the Playstation Network.
"MERRY CHRISTMAS MOTHERF******!" a Twitter account belonging to the group tweeted.
That tweet was followed by several others claiming credit for the outages.
Playstation tweeted Christmas morning that they were aware "some users" were "having issues" accessing their network.
We're aware that some users are having issues logging into PSN - engineers are investigating— PlayStation (@PlayStation)1419519060.0
Xbox issued a similar tweet saying they were "actively working to resolve" the issue.
We're aware users are having issues logging into XBL & are actively working to resolve. Please visit http://t.co/99xfLNN0o8 for updates ^JX— Xbox Support (@Xbox Support)1419536507.0
The cyberattack comes on the heels of a devastating online attack against Sony which resulted in "The Interview" being pushed out of major theaters and being released online.
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