PlayStation Network and Xbox Live still have outages as hackers claim credit
After failing on Christmas, Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live are still experiencing problems that are preventing many users from signing on to the services, just as gamers are hoping to try out their new gifts. At least one hacker group is taking credit for bringing down the services, though there's been no confirmation as to whether the problems are due to an outside attack or a simple Christmas overload.
The latest message from PSN support's official Twitter account says the company is still working to resolve the problems
Our engineers are continuing to work hard to resolve the network issues users have experienced today. Thanks for your continued patience!
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) December 26, 2014