PSN Down for "Maintenance" As Anonymous Issues A Statement To Sony


Posted April 4, 2011 - By Nikole Zivalich

PlayStation 3

PSN Down: Check out this comprehensive list of updates for the Playstation Network outage in April 2011.

UPDATE: 9.21.2011: 12 PM: PSN is down again. September 2011 unplanned outage.

UPDATE: 4.28.2011: 11:03 AM: Twitter reaction to the PlayStation Network failure

UPDATE: 4.28.2011: 10: 30AM: How Much Will Sony Lose?

UPDATE: 4.27.2011 6:34 PM: Sony Answers  Question About Encrypted Data and More

UPDATE: 4.26.2011 3:32 PM: PSN Accounts Hacked: How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

UPDATE: 4.26.2011 1:34 PM: PSN Users' Personal Information Obtained By "Unauthorized Person"

UPDATE: 4.26.2011 11:31 AM What caused the PSN to go down?

UPDATE: 4.22.2011: 10 AM: PSN Down due to external intrusion

UPDATE 4.21.2011 11:06 AM: PSN Down Again, Sony references possible attacks.  Also: Since the PlayStation network is down, here's a list of what you can still do with your PlayStation 3.

The PlayStation Network is down for unplanned maintenance while various Sony websites, like the PlayStation Blog, have been down for most of the day. Several hours before the PSN and Sony websites reported loading issues the hacker collective Anonymous issued a statement to Sony in regards to their actions against hackers, specifically GeoHot. Anon has not taken credit for an attack and Sony has yet to confirm there has been an attack at all.

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Many are wondering if these outages are related to the statement from Anonymous. An official PlayStation twitter account acknowledged there were problems with the PSN, "PSN currently undergoing sporadic maintenance. Access to the PSN may be interrupted throughout the day. We apologize for any inconvenience." Reports of problems connecting to the PSN began after the statement was posted and as of now it seems to be functioning again.

Anonymous called out Sony specifically for their treatment of the hacker GeoHot who Sony has been involved with in a civil case. They site issues with Sony's access to personal information from those who viewed the video of the hack or who visited GeoHot's website.

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Do you think Anon is attacking Sony or is this all a coincidence?

Source: Kotaku

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PSN Down for "Maintenance" As Anonymous Issues A Statement To Sony


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