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Phantom Squad DDOS claim takes PSN down December 12

We have been alerted to the fact that PSN is down suddenly on December 12 with sign-in problems, at one of the worst possible times in the day – especially for Europe and UK gamers.

Unfortunately, we are yet again in a situation where we are seeing potential attack threats being made by the group known as Phantom Squad, the same group which has targeted companies such as EA and Valve in the past.

First of all, here’s confirmation that there are definitely problems with PSN right now:

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Now take a look at the Tweets left by the group just minutes ago.

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It’s worth mentioning that 2K servers also went offline earlier on in the day for NBA 2K17 so either it is just a very strange coincidence or the group really have managed to take servers down for both services.

We can’t say for sure whether this is the case, but obviously we know a lot of gamers are not happy right now and want to know why PSN servers are down on December 12.

Can you connect to any PS4 or PS3 games online right now? Give us your thoughts below and keep checking PSN status for updates.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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