PlayStation Network

Update On PlayStation Network: Hacked

It’s been about 4 days that the PlayStation Network has been down.  Sony official admits that its been three days; Whatever!   Last night our friends at Sony admitted to being hacked which is why they chose to take-down the PlayStation Network along with other services.

To Quote what was written on PlayStation blog:

Posted by Patrick Seybold // Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media
“An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services. In order to conduct a thorough investigation and to verify the smooth and secure operation of our network services going forward, we turned off PlayStation Network & Qriocity services on the evening of Wednesday, April 20th. Providing quality entertainment services to our customers and partners is our utmost priority. We are doing all we can to resolve this situation quickly, and we once again thank you for your patience. We will continue to update you promptly as we have additional information to share.”http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/22/update-on-playstation-network-qriocity-services/

I am glad Sony has come forward and admitted this to the public, however the question I now ask is… To what extent were they hacked?  Is my account info safe?

 

PlayStation Network Down (Again)

It would seem once again Sony’s PlayStation Network is down again. After trying many of the online tips and even going as far as to boot my router (problem is so not my router) this issue persists.

It seems that Sony has responded to the issue and acknowledges there are ongoing problems, but offer not details to what this problem is or an ETA for its resolution.  Even attempts to log into their website indicate they are under some site maintenance and the server (WHAT SERVER) is down.

The error code provided on the console “80710A06” also uninformative.

 

Update 1: PSN is acknowledging on its EU blog that the network outage may be a result of “the possibility of targeted behavior by an outside party.” Still no ETA for when services will be restored.

Update 2: PSN is now reporting that the network may be offline for “a full day or two.”