A hacker group called Phantom Squad is causing headaches for online console players today.
Earlier this morning, Xbox Live came under a harsh DDOS attack that interrupted the service and made it impossible to log in for several hours before the hackers apparently stopped. The service is now performing as usual.
PlayStation Network may be next, as Phantom Squad has made threats that it will target that service as well. The hackers claim they are doing this to force the two companies to increase their cyber security.
Both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network came under attack last year by Lizard Squad around the same time.