Sony has posted a new update on the outage of the PlayStation Network with some more concrete information as to why the network is currently down. Although there was previously only speculation as to why the outage took place, it’s nice to know that Sony has finally brought us out of the dark. So what did they say happened?
We are currently working to send a similar message to the one below via email to all of our registered account holders regarding a compromise of personal information as a result of an illegal intrusion on our systems. These malicious actions have also had an impact on your ability to enjoy the services provided by PlayStation Network and Qriocity including online gaming and online access to music, movies, sports and TV shows. We have a clear path to have PlayStation Network and Qriocity systems back online, and expect to restore some services within a week.
There you have it. The outage shouldn’t last any more than 7 more days, barring any possible issues that may arise between now and then. For now, Sony is unsure if credit card information has been obtained, but as a precautionary method, they advise you to keep an eye out for fraudulent activity, and to change your password and security questions when PSN comes back up.
For more details on steps to follow for your protection, check out the Official Blog
Written by: Jay
- Community Manager / Editor-In-Chief