PlayStation Network down due to hack, claims Sony

It's a case of whodunnit

We reported the PlayStation network down two days ago, but it's still unclear what or who caused the outage.

The PlayStation network's update on the situation says openly that an 'external intrusion' was the cause of the outage of services.

The post said, "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."

The update also added that they are doing all they can to resolve the situation and thanked PSN users for their patience. "We will continue to update you promptly as we have additional information to share."

In addition, hacker group Anonymous denied having anything to do with the reported intrusion. In a blog posted titled "For Once We Didn't Do It", they refuted any accusations that came their way.

Their post said, "While it could be the case that other Anons have acted by themselves, AnonOps was not related to this incident and takes no responsibility for it."

In fact, the statement pointed the finger at Sony. The post said, "A more likely explanation is that Sony is taking advantage of Anonymous' previous ill-will towards the company to distract users from the fact the outage is actually an internal problem with the company's servers."

Whatever compromised PSN causing Sony to take it offline has caused many online gaming activities to come to a halt.

However, there is no information yet on how much time it will take to fix the problem that's causing the disruption of services.

What alternatives have you found to using the PlayStation network? Let us know at T3's Twitter and Facebook feeds and follow us to get more tech news.

Via: PSU

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