Cyberattacks were launched during holiday season as documented in article below:

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/26/sony-and-microsoft-game-console-networks-disrupted/

 

The computer networks for Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation 4 video game consoles were off line for most of Christmas Day, possibly because of an attack by a group of hackers with a history of targeting video games.

The hackers who call themselves the “Lizard Squad” claimed responsibility on Twitter for the shutdown, which essentially rendered the gaming devices unusable, but neither company confirmed the source of its problems.