The Financial Times reported that the PlayStation store was downed earlier today for a couple of hours.
A gang that dubs itself the Lizard Squad has claimed that it is responsible for the hack – and the attack may be nothing to do with the Sony Pictures incident – blamed by some on North Korean hackers.
The Lizard Squad made a similar attack on Microsoft’s Xbox Live service last week, according to the FT.
North Korea said yesterday that it wasn’t responsible for the attack on Sony Pictures, as we reported elsewhere today.
Sony is so far unable to say whether the latest hack attack has resulted in personal or corporate information being stolen.