Sid Shuman took to the Playstation Blog to let everybody know that the Playstation network was back online. I’m sure everybody remembers that last large scale attack against the Playstation network. During that outage, the network was down for over a month and there were reports of passwords and credit card information being compromised. Fortunately, according to Shuman, that doesn’t seem to be the cast this time around
UPDATE: The PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network are back online and people can now enjoy the services on their PlayStation devices. The networks were taken offline due to a distributed denial of service attack. We have seen no evidence of any intrusion to the network and no evidence of any unauthorized access to users’ personal information.
In light of today’s issue, the networks will not undergo the regularly scheduled maintenance, which was planned for Monday, August 25. We will provide an update shortly for when the maintenance will be rescheduled.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by this issue. Thanks for your patience and support.
Another interesting statement in this post is that the network will forego it’s scheduled maintenance which would create even more downtime. We will keep you posted if anymore details surface but as of right now, things seem ok.