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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ultimakillz says:

oh now they want a 100% secure system.....

Hellcat says:

More they want us to make believe it is....

Also, I think they got their ass spanked pretty hard over this, so they really under some preasure to not make the same mistake twice.

Biggy204 says:

Playstation, "it does everything" except keep information safe.

Id laugh if the PSN doesnt go back up till the end of june, watch 360 sales boom the nxt few weeks.

Sarcasm says:

aw man, hurry up,, just got a new job, now my time is even less

KezraPlanes says:

PSN will only be online by May 31.

ultimakillz says:

hm.... it says it wont be "fully" online until the 31st. they had mentioned before that "partial" services, including online play, would be restored earlier. i wonder if that is still the case....

on the flip side, i like how they say they are "sticking to the plan", like it has always been the plan to keep it down until the 31st. this is the first ive heard of this "plan". thanks for letting us in on the details sony.

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