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December 26, 2014

Xbox and PlayStation online services suffering technical problems

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Microsoft and Sony – the companies which make the games consoles, Xbox and PlayStation, respectively – have told customers they are aware of issues affecting their online services.

Lizard Squad – the hacking group – is claiming to have caused the problems.

Microsoft and Sony have not commented on the claim, but both said they were fixing the issues.

Sony said on its PlayStation’s official Twitter account

Ask PlayStation on Twitter

A message on Xbox’s website says:Xbox Live Status

“Hi Xbox members. Are you having a rough time signing in to Xbox Live? We’re working to get this figured out right away. Keep trying to sign in when you get a chance. We’re grateful for your patience, and we’ll be sure to loop you in on our progress in 30 minutes.”

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini