Sony has issued a statement regarding the Christmas attack on its servers which has seen the Playstation Network down for days.
“The video game industry has been experiencing high levels of traffic designed to disrupt connectivity and online gameplay,” Catherine Jensen, vice president of SCEA Consumer Experience, said. “Multiple networks, including PSN, have been affected over the last 48 hours. PSN engineers are working hard to restore full network access and online gameplay as quickly as possible. From time to time there may be disruptions in service due to surges in traffic, but our engineers will be working to restore service as quickly as possible.”
The official AskPlaystation Twitter feed recently posted that the PSN was gradually coming back online. Some Playstation users are presently able to connect, while others (yours truly) are still without service.
As a result of the attack by the hacker group, the Lizard Squad, Sony Playstation users have taken to Twitter for a “#WakeUpSony” campaign, which is requesting the aid of another hacker group, Anonymous, to assist Sony.
Anonymous previously made statements against North Korea hacking Sony and attempting to stop the distribution of The Interview.
Update: Anonymous is offering their support and has begun to attack Lizard Squad websites
We have taken down LizardSquad website and will continue to attack until PSN is ONLINE http://t.co/a9BwkT04n7 Don’t f— with us. Bitch.
— Anonymous Protection (@AnonymousUK2015) December 27, 2014
#WakeUpSony #AnonymousProtection #sony #WakeUpNow get your head together @Sony pic.twitter.com/BcJe4sOelF
— MichaelReyes (@MyGirlLovesMe24) December 27, 2014
— Sarcxsm™ (@itzxxtrap) December 27, 2014
#WakeUpSony #AnonymousProtection please @PlayStation @Sony @AskPlayStation plz accept @AnonymousUK2015 help please Sony open your eyess
— James skinner (@SkinnerhfcJames) December 27, 2014
@AskPlayStation your engineers aren’t doing a thing they get paid to do nothing why can’t you fix it? #WakeUpSony #AnonymousProtection
— GANG (@SteveApple4) December 27, 2014
#WakeUpSony #AnonymousProtection come on sony!!
— WAKEUPSONY ANONYMOUS (@dabeasteast) December 27, 2014