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Xbox Live, Playstation Network Taken Down By Apparent Cybertattack — Here's Who's Taking Credit



A visitor plays on Sony Playstation 4 video game console (PS4), produced by Sony Corp during the 'Noel de Geek' at the Cite des Sciences et de l'industrie on December 23, 2014 in Paris, France. 'Noel de Geek' takes place from December 23, 2014 till January 04, 2015. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)

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.

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Playstation tweeted Christmas morning that they were aware "some users" were "having issues" accessing their network.

Xbox issued a similar tweet saying they were "actively working to resolve" the issue.

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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