PlayStation Network crashes following post hack re-launch

PSN down within hours of ending month-long closure

Demand sees PSN shut within hours of re-launch

Parts of Sony’s PlayStation Network have crashed and been turned off just hours after the online service was reinstated following the recent well publicised hacker attacks.

With eager gamers flooding the PSN service following its gradual rollout that ended almost a month of downtime, the weight of simultaneous traffic and demand on the service saw Sony once again forced into closing aspects of the network.

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"We're expereiencing (sic) a heavy load of password resets and will be turning off the services for 30 minutes to clear the queue," announced Sony overnight via its official PlayStation Twitter account.

Gamers keen to get back to the online PlayStation community were met with an alert requesting all users change their now invalid passwords before they would be granted access to the service. The need to reset password came after a hack of the service saw millions of users have their private data accessed.

Attempting to rationalise the further delays to PSN access, Sony tweeted: "If you've requested your password reset, it's taking time to clear all of the ISPs, so please give it a bit of time to reach your email.”

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Via: TechRadar