Alleged Hackers Fight Over PSN, Xbox, Then Deal Cut
There’s no griefer like a Christmas griefer.
It’s getting there. Sony’s PlayStation networks were still down; Xbox is mostly up, but some functions are limited, their service websites said early Friday.
The buzz in the online gaming scene is that they could be all the way back up soon, after an iconic gamer claims to have intervened to end a alleged hack that inundated them.
Gamers eager to battle online opponents on Xbox and PSN networks tossed their consoles to the ground on Christmas Day — one of the busiest gaming days of the year — while two hacker groups allegedly duked it out on social media over the gaming systems’ connections.
One, Lizard Squad, said it fought to torpedo the networks. The other, The Finest, said it aimed to get them afloat again by exposing the aggressors to law enforcement.