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Playstation Network down indefinitely

Bchwood April 26, 2011 User blog:Bchwood
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Frustrated that you're still getting PSN Error Message 80710A06?

Looks like we're all going to find an outlet for that frustration because the Playstation Network and Qriocity services, which went down on April 20th, is going to stay down "indefinitely," according to Sony. User's information may have been compromised in the attack of last Wednesday.

Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director for Corporate Communications, posted the following on the Sony Blog today:

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.

As previously reported, the network is down due to "external intrusions." The hacker group Anonymous was widely suspected as the culprits, but they have stated they are not claiming responsibility for this outage.

Over the Easter weekend, gamers were unable to enjoy such new games as Warner Bros'. Mortal Kombat and threatened to jump to rival Mircosoft's Xbox Live service. How do you feel about this setback? Are you willing to cut Sony some slack so they can insure your private information is not stolen, or do you think they should have never been hackable in the first place?

We'll keep you updated here with the latest news as soon as we know more, so check back...



Update:

Sony just announced an update on their PlayStation Blog stating, "We are currently working to send a similar message to the one below via email to all of our registered account holders regarding a compromise of personal information as a result of an illegal intrusion on our systems. These malicious actions have also had an impact on your ability to enjoy the services provided by PlayStation Network and Qriocity including online gaming and online access to music, movies, sports and TV shows. We have a clear path to have PlayStation Network and Qriocity systems back online, and expect to restore some services within a week." Read the full message on the PlayStation Blog.



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