The Playstation Network is entering its fifth day of downtime today with no clear indication on when the network will be back up, since our last update there has been another post on the official Playstation blog after confirming on Saturday that the PSN network was taken down due to an ‘external intrusion’.
The new post again explains that the PSN and Qriocity services have been suspended and that they are working all hours to ‘bring them both back online’. Patrick Seybold also explained “Our efforts to resolve this matter involve re-building our system to further strengthen our network infrastructure”. So it doesn’t sound like they are simply plugging holes in the system but giving it an entire rebuild which goes some way to explaining the epic problems they are facing at Sony PSN towers.
Although the post was rather short it did explain some of the reasoning behind the delay in getting the system back online, Seybold continued: “we decided it was worth the time necessary to provide the system with additional security.” Which again links back to the previous ‘external intrusion’ theory for the PSN downtime, despite this no group has taken responsibility for any type of hack and the group ‘Anonymous’ has denied any involvement.
Some have even suggested that the intrusion could have come from inside Sony’s own walls – this is purely speculation as PSN has refused thus far to give any clear details, a fact that has some gamers even more angry than the downtime itself.
One slight glimmer that the problem could be fixed soon came at the end of the post, it said “We thank you for your patience to date and ask for a little more while we move towards completion of this project.” So at least they feel they are moving toward completion. Hopefully the little red PSN offline button at the top of the Playstation website will be green soon, as always we will keep you posted.