Sony: PSN Still Down, Experts Evaluating Security Measures

by Mike Bendel May 6, 2011 @ 7:57 pm

Could the PSN outage slip into next week? We were hoping for a quick turnaround time when Sony issued a press release last week announcing that it’d be up by this week, but now that it’s Friday with no firm ETA in sight, it looks like the situation might drag on. In a PS Blog update today, SCEA spokesperson Patrick Seybold notes that the company is still working with experts to “confirm the security of the network infrastructure,” as well as the PS3 system software itself.

Seybold also reiterates that the company will not reactivate PSN services until it is 100 percent confident in the redesigned security system.

“As you’ve heard us say, our utmost priorities are the security of the network and ensuring your data is safe. We won’t restore the services until we can test the system’s strength in these respects.”

It’s possible the recent findings on compromised SOE servers have prompted a setback, given that the company was unaware of this prior to the press conference it held last week in Tokyo.

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