by Mike Bendel on April 23, 2011 @ 8:22 pm
Looks like the PSN blackout may continue through this weekend, as the recent breach has led Sony to reevaluate its entire security system. According to spokesperson Patrick Seybold, the company is in the middle of a complete revamp “to further strengthen [the PSN] network infrastructure.” As you’d expect, such a task is no small undertaking, and Sony is not yet able to provide an ETA as to when services will resume.
Whatever the extent of this ‘external intrusion’ was, we reckon it must have been pretty serious for Sony to take such a drastic action. More details as they come in.
We sincerely regret that PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been suspended, and we are working around the clock to bring them both back online. Our efforts to resolve this matter involve re-building our system to further strengthen our network infrastructure. Though this task is time-consuming, we decided it was worth the time necessary to provide the system with additional security.
We thank you for your patience to date and ask for a little more while we move towards completion of this project. We will continue to give you updates as they become available.
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