by Mike Bendel on April 21, 2011 @ 10:06 am
Update: Sony issued an update on the matter today, pinning blame on an external intrusion.
Recently the target of a cyber attack plotted by the loosely connected protest group Anonymous, it seems Sony is having a hard time keeping the recent string of PSN outages under control. The PSN has been down for nearly a full day now and according to Sony, the downtime could continue though the next couple days.
While Sony is still actively investigating the outage, this is what company spokesperson Patrick Seybold had to say on the 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.
In other words, there’s no indication if this outage has any connection to earlier attacks. If any updates on the situation come in, we’ll relay them here.
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