Sony PlayStation Hacked, was it North Korea?
kpride, Dec. 10, 2014, 9:43 a.m.
Sony's online PlayStation store was down for a few hours on Monday. Hacker group "Lizard Squad" has claimed responsibility for the attack on social media. The attack follows a hacking attack that paralyzed the computer system of Sony Pictures and led to a massive data breach that shut down servers and leaked several unreleased blockbusters on the Internet.
The group of hackers who claimed responsibility for the latest attack are against Sony releasing "The Interview," a comedy depicting an assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The hackers warned Sony could "face war" unless the movie is pulled.
Many reports suggest North Korea was behind the cyber attack on Sony Pictures, but the rogue state denied responsibility, although it did call the hack a "righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers of the North."