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Microsoft's online network for its Xbox gaming console was restored to nearly full service after an allegedly coordinated Christmas Day hack brought it and Sony's PlayStation network down. The PlayStation network remained down, while Xbox's service returned to all except three of its applications during the day. The disruption started Christmas Day, PlayStation and Xbox said on their Twitter feeds, adding that they were working to restore service. "We are working to restore full network services for all platforms -- thanks, as always, for your patience!" it said on Twitter.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sony's PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas morning.
By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea accused the United States on Saturday of being responsible for Internet outages it experienced in recent days amid a confrontation between them over the hacking of the film studio Sony Pictures. North Korea's main internet sites experienced intermittent disruptions early in the week for reasons that U.S. tech companies said could range from technological glitches to a hacking attack. ...