It seems Sony has become the soft target of hackers these days. Last month, a group had hacked the Sony Entertainment Network and now a similar group has launched a series of attacks on the company’s PlayStation Network and store, leaving it briefly inaccessible to users.
A hacking group called ‘Lizard Squad’ took the responsibility of the cyber breach on its Twitter account, tweeting “PSN Login #offline.”
“PSN Login #offline #LizardSquad,” Lizard Squad said in a tweet.
The hack obstructed the accessibility to the online store of Sony PlayStation. The store went offline on Monday.
When the users visited the site on Monday, they were greeted with a weird message that reads: “Page Not Found! It’s not you. It’s the Internet’s fault.”
Meanwhile, the PlayStation tweeted late on Sunday that it was working on the issue to address the problems experiences by the Sony’s users.
“If you had difficulties signing into PlayStation Network, give it a try now,” a PlayStation tweet said early Monday.
According to the Sony Computer Entertainment, the problem lasted two hours and has been resolved globally now. The officials also said that they are investigating the cause of the problem and also analyzing the extent of data stolen in the cyber attack.
But the officials said that the preliminary probe suggested no sign of any material being stolen.
In November, Sony’s Entertainment Network was severely hacked by ‘Guardians of Peace’ during the release of comedy film “The Interview”, which has plots of assassination of North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un. The hacking group had also posted threatening emails to Sony’s employees and their loved ones.
North Korean government has denied involvement in the hacking but has praised the efforts that they say was possibly carried by the supporters of their leader.