Published on April 23rd, 2011 | by CodCom
PSN Hacked – Sony Pulls the Plug
Update: There has been more news regarding the PlayStation Network. Doesn’t look promising.
Sites and services go down all the time, that’s just inevitable. However, when a service or site goes down, it usually comes back within a few hours.
This hasn’t been the case with Sony and their PlayStation Network (PSN). In the evening of April 20th the PSN went down and hasn’t come up since. At first it was unclear what was going on and Sony kept it’s mouth shut. But earlier Sony couldn’t keep quiet anymore and updated their Knowledge Center with what has been going on:
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.
What Sony is trying to say and not say at the same time is, the PSN has been hacked. Until Sony figures out what’s going on with the PSN and how they can fix it, they will leave the PSN unplugged. As I’m writing this the IT / Security team is trying to solve the problem and knowing Sony’s history, they are ready to send their pack of
bloodhounds lawyers to a very unlucky person / group.
What this means for us, the Call of Duty Community, is that we can’t play the multiplayer mode of our favorite shooter, Call of Duty: Black Ops. Unfortunately Sony didn’t give an ETA for the PSN restoration, so we’ll be staying in the dark for a while.