Sony`s PlayStation offline, Microsoft`s Xbox restored

Microsoft`s online network for its Xbox gaming console was restored to nearly full service Friday after an allegedly coordinated Christmas Day hack brought it and Sony`s PlayStation network down.

Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox websites hit by delays

Microsoft Corp`s Xbox Live and Sony Corp`s PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility.

Microsoft discloses law enforcement requests for user data

In its report, the company said Microsoft and Skype had received in 2012 a total of 75,378 "criminal law enforcement requests" for customer information, which potentially impacted 137,424 accounts.