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PlayStation Now Users Complain Over Christmas Day Issues Following Hacker Threat To Take Them Down

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Users of PlayStation Now have reported that a few features of the online gaming service are encountering trouble.

It wasn't too long ago when hackers threatened to take down the PSN and Xbox Live with a cyberattack on Christmas Day.

The hackers said they were planning to carry out a DDoS attack, which could overload the servers of the PSN with traffic to take it down.

PlayStation confirmed over Twitter that some of its users experienced issues in accessing particular services. The company asked PSN users for their patience while its engineers investigate the issues encountered.

Specifically, PlayStation pointed out that a few of its users were having difficulty accessing their friends list. Other gamers said that they were also having problems with other features of the online gaming service. Features that are not working for some users include downloading games, playing online and signing into their accounts.

Other users, however, said they could access the website without experiencing any issues at all. Currently, the PSN page says that all services are up and running.

While there is no clear reason as to why the problem occurred, some are quick to say that hacker groups Lizard Squad and Phantom Squad could have fulfilled their promise to attack the PSN and Xbox Live on Christmas Day.

Phantom Squad posted a message over Twitter saying that it is no longer going to attack PSN or Xbox to give gamers a happy Christmas. Last year, millions of gamers were unable to play their games online as Lizard Squad allegedly attacked PSN and Xbox live last year.

Steam Malfunction

Meanwhile, it also seems that a glitch also hit the world's biggest PC gaming platform Steam, enabling users to access accounts which are not theirs.

The failure enabled people to gain access not only to game libraries of other users, but also to critical information, such as purchase history, home addresses plus credit card details, particularly the last four digits of the card number.

Below are some of the tweets that users posted on Twitter with regard to the problems they encountered on the PSN.

Steam has denied exposing user information because of the security mishap. It was also quick to propvide an alternative explanation that the error users encountered was because of misconfiguration rather than a cyberattack. 

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