Sony Playstation Network Still Down – ‘External Intrusion’ Blamed
The Sony Playstation network (PSN) is still down after Sony reveal on their US blog that an ‘external intrusion’ was to blame for the outage.
The Anonymous group has previously said that it could cause problems for the company in light of it’s legal action over the jail-braking of the Sony Playstation. Anonymous have since denied that they are to blame.
The Playstation Network and Qriocity services have been down since April 20th and is rapidly becoming a PR disaster for the company.
The timing has also been bad for the network as there is a slew of high profile titles hitting the Playstation this month, including the long awaited Portal 2 game which utilises the Playstation Network heavily.
Sony revealed that they are rebuilding the system in order to strengthen their network infrastructure, meaning that it is taking longer than they initially thought.
Re-building a system usually entails restoring backups and in this day and age, is a much quicker process than it used to be, which would suggest that they are doing alot of other things with their infrastructure and investigation.
If it is true that they have been the target of an attack on their systems then there are questions that will need answering, the Playstation network holds the personal details of all of it’s members, from email addresses to credit card information.
Was any of this information compromised? Are peoples personal details now in someone else’s hands?
Questions which Sony will have to face sooner rather than later.