Sony’s PlayStation Network remains unavailable after an attack on the system took it down on Christmas Day, just as recipients of new consoles looked to log online.
Xbox’s system appeared to have recovered quickly from the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks launched by a group that calls itself Lizard Squad. DDoS efforts are relatively common and attempt to disrupt systems by overloading them with traffic.
Update: We are working to restore full network services for all platforms – thanks, as always, for your patience!
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) December 26, 2014
Sony’s inability to quickly restore its network, which allows players to compete against each other online, had begun to wear on customers …