As I'm sure you're aware, the PlayStation Network is down, and has been since Wednesday night. Yesterday, Sony spokesman Satoshi Fukuoka told PC World that the company is conducting a "thorough investigation" into the problem, but that Sony has not determined whether or not customers' credit card numbers have been accessed by whomever intruded upon the PlayStation Network. As of this morning, we haven't heard of any reports of people's credit cards being accessed.
Sony did not reveal any more info on the matter, including any information on when the PlayStation Network will be back online, other than to issue a blanket statement from Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media Patrick Seybold, reading:
"I know you are waiting for additional information on when PlayStation Network and Qriocity services will be online. Unfortunately, I don’t have an update or timeframe to share at this point in time.
As we previously noted, this is a time intensive process and we’re working to get them back online quickly. We’ll keep you updated with information as it becomes available. We once again thank you for your patience."
Sony hasn't issued a new statement today, day six of the world's long PSN nightmare, so all gamers can do is sit tight and wait for the system to come back online. In the meantime, please use our guide to what you can still do with your PS3, without a PSN.