PlayStation Network Back Online after DDoS Attack; Scheduled Maintenance Postponed

Sony Computer Entertainment just announced that the Sony Entertainment Network and the PlayStation Network are now back online and running after the DDoS attack that kept them offline most of the day.

The publisher also confirmed that no actual intrusion in the network was detected and no personal data was stolen. In addition to that, we learn that the maintenance scheduled for tomorrow (Monday) has been postponed, with a date to be announced “shortly”.

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.

Many didn’t get to play online on their PlayStation consoles today, but at least tomorrow we should be able to enjoy the PlayStation Network undisturbed.

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