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Hackers attack Sony PlayStation Network

CNN -  Sony's PlayStation Network was forced offline for much of Sunday by a cyber-attack in what appears to be a campaign against several online gaming services.

Over the weekend, Blizzard Entertainment, CCP Games, Riot Games and Sony have done maintenance to bring their networks back online.

The hackers, speaking publicly on Twitter, claimed responsibility for attacking the PlayStation Network and others, disrupting the ability of millions of gamers to play together online.

According to the targeted companies, hackers flooded their networks with illegitimate traffic -- a strategy known as a distributed denial of service attack. The FBI said it was investigating.

The hackers slammed the following game networks:

  • (World of Warcraft, Starcraft II, Diablo III)
  • EVE Online
  • League of Legends
  • PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment

On Sunday, Sony said both its services were still under repair, but assured customers no user data was exposed.


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