PlayStation Network Back Online after DDoS Attack; Scheduled Maintenance Postponed

By Giuseppe Nelva

August 25, 2014

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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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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