Friday, April 22, 2011

PSN remains down.

Yesterday was when PSN became inaccessible for me. However, few days before that, I was automatically being signed out whenever I started my PS3. So could that be a sign? I was on PS Home when the whole thing happened. The signs started when I was browsing around PS Store. It gave me a failed auto wallet refill when clicking any links from the PS store then few minutes after that a blank error screen.

According to Sony PS blog :

"While we are investigating the cause of the Network outage, we wanted to alert you that it may be a full day or two before we’re able to get the service completely back up and running. Thank you very much for your patience while we work to resolve this matter. Please stay tuned to this space for more details, and we’ll update you again as soon as we can."
-Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media

They said it will remain like this for at least two days since yesterday. Having no online gameplay feels the same as having no electricity. I am pretty sure Sony will not discuss any information about the problem that has caused this until it is resolved. If it was the anons, then maybe they will say it was a server crash or something because they do not want to acknowledge that group.

Can't wait to get back online again.

Update: PSN is indeed hacked. Someone crashed into the party.

"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..."
--Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media

Rumour :  People are saying that the PSN server that holds the account information was targeted by LOIC(low orbit ion cannon - a DDoS program) causing it to overload and crash. Also, some accounts might be breached. It is not known yet whether credit card information were compromised as well.

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