As we are sure you are aware the Playstation Network has been down since Wednesday and yesterday we were informed by way of the official Playstation blog that it could remain this way for up to 48 hours. Gamers all over the world waited for news that didn’t come yesterday and this morning we have a little more to share.
This time it’s from Patrick Seybold, Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Social Media at Sony. He has confirmed that an ‘external intrusion’ has caused the PSN network downtime, he said : “An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services.” We presumably means some kind of hack or disruption caused by a third party service or group.
Now we know that the hacking group Anonymous have denied any involvement, publicly at least. This didn’t stop a few people commenting that it was in fact them on our post yesterday. So what’s Sony doing about it?
They say they turned off the PSN network to “verify the smooth and secure operation of our network services”, which makes good sense when you consider the personal information they hold of the 70 million strong subscriber base the PSN network has. However comforting this is it doesn’t stop people asking the all important question, how long will the network be down?
Sadly the statement doesn’t give any deadlines, instead it simply points out “We are doing all we can to resolve this situation quickly, and we once again thank you for your patience.” It seems gamers will have to continue to wait, we will bring you more information ad and when we have it.
What have you been doing to pass the time and what do you make of the above?
Via: PS blog