So this news, isn’t new as I’m sure most of you have been following the twitter update from PlayStationEU or tried and failed logging into PSN. But fear not we’ve got a few ideas in mind which hopefully will keep you occupied until this issue is sorted! But first here’s the latest from PlayStation on this subject:
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.
You can follow us on twitter, and we will be sure to keep you informed on when the server is back up!
But ideas, and what to do while we wait! Well there are plenty of things to do, you can continue gaining trophies on Grand Turismo 5, LittleBigPlanet 2 and plenty more other games. It’s a great way to get your profile level up, and it also gives you that great feeling of achievement!
If your not really up for perusing on trying to get some more trophies for your PSN Account, then why not head over to our forums, we have a few threads going, including ” An Epic Adventure Community Story ” or you can start up your own thread?
Update (23/4/11 – 11am) by AMG999222 :
The blog post on blog.eu.playstation.com has been updated with the following message :
An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services. In order to conduct a thorough investigation and to verify the smooth and secure operation of our network services going forward, we turned off PlayStation Network & Qriocity services on the evening of Wednesday, April 20th. Providing quality entertainment services to our customers and partners is our utmost priority. We are doing all we can to resolve this situation quickly, and we once again thank you for your patience. We will continue to update you promptly as we have additional information to share.
Anonymous have released the following statement prior to the blog post quoted above :
For Once We Didn’t Do It
Sony’s Playstation Network, its online service for Playstation 3 and its Playstation Portable consoles, suffered from a major outage today; which is on going as of this writting. According to Son’ys blog, the interruption in service may last into the long weekend – for at least another “full day or two”. Sony released a statement through its EU blog, saying that the network outage may be a result of “targeted behaviour by an outside party”, brining in the possibility of cyberattacks. Adding to the confusion is the fact that the message has since been removed.
While it could be the case that other Anons have acted by themselves AnonOps wa not related to this incident and takes no responsiblity for it. A more likely explination is that Sony is taking advantage of Anonymous’ previous ill-will towards the company to distract users from the fact the outage is accutally an internal problem with the companies servers.
Sony is incompetent.
People are still unsure as to what has happened, some are saying that SCE took the servers down to blame it on Anonymous. An official statement hasn’t been released from SCE explaining what has happened, which is a big failure of communication on their part.
Meanwhile, A wild thread appeared, kill it with posts : http://playstationer.net/forum/general-discussion/psn-outage-boredom-thread/
Update (24/4/11 – 2pm) by AMG999222 :
blog.eu.playstation.com has been updated again :
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.
Update (26/4/11 – 7:15pm) by AMG999222 :
Still no official statement on the Issue, However, This was posted on the Danish Playstation FaceBook account :
SCEE vil om kort tid sende en email ud til samtlige PSN-brugere. PSN blev udsat for et angreb fra en udefrakommende hacker-milits og SCEE har selv taget PSN ned, før mere skade blev gjort. Da vi sender emails ud til mere end 77.000.000 brugere, vil der muligvis gå et stykke tid, før alle modtager den.
Translation (Cheers Cimbrer !) :
SCEE will send out an email to all the PSN users. PSN have suffered an attack from a external hacker-militia, and SCEE have taken PSN down themselves, before more damage could be done. Since we’re sending out this mail to more than 77.000.000 users, it’ll take a while before everyone receives the email.