Xbox Live down, 'Lizard Squad' takes credit

SEATTLE -- A hacking group claimed to have taken down Xbox Live servers Monday evening, reported, disrupting evening gameplay for thousands of gamers.

The hacking group, called the "Lizard Squad," has targeted game servers for several months, reported.

The group tweeted out a short message at 5:37 p.m.

Many gamers reported problems with their Xbox Live service throughout the evening. PCMag tried logging into Xbox Live from Northern California at around 10 p.m. Eastern and had no success, the magazine reported.

The group has previously taken down several networks, and recently announced they intended to wage more cyber attacks on gaming networks during the holiday season.