A gang of internet hackers claiming an affiliation with shadowy anarchist group Anonymous is claiming it has leaked the details of more than 13,000 users of Playstation, Xbox and online stores including Amazon.
The hackers posted a document online containing username and password combinations. They also added credit card numbers as well as expiry dates.
The group told their followers that they hacked the account details ‘for the Lulz’.
According to Dailydot.com, the hackers released account information from users of Xbox Live, Sony Playstation Network and Twitch.tv.
The hackers also released details they claimed came from retailers such as Walmart and Amazon.
They also released details from a host of pornography websites.
In addition they ripped Sony’s controversial movie The Interview and uploaded it to a file-sharing website where it could be downloaded illegally.
It is understood that thousands of gamers have already complained to both Sony and Microsoft who have been hit by the network problems.
The hackers are believed to have used a denial of service attack, where they bombard the targets servers with internet traffic forcing it to shut down and preventing legitimate access.
This comes as Christmas was ruined for thousands of children across the country who were forced to abandon plans to spend the holidays in a virtual world playing on their new Playstation or Xbox games systems due to cyber-hackers.
Children were reduced to tears during the ‘worst Christmas ever’, parents fumed about paying hundreds of pounds for games consoles that could not be used.
SOURCE: Daily Mail