Sony PlayStation Network Shut Down 'Indefinitely' Following Attack
UPDATE: Sony has admitted that PlayStation Network hackers have stolen user data, putting names, addresses, and other personal information at risk. Read more here.
Sony's PlayStation Network, plagued by problems for days, is being shut down indefinitely, according to the Wall Street Journal.
PlayStation tweeted a link to a blog post updating users on the situation.
"I know you are waiting for additional information on when PlayStation Network and Qriocity services will be online. Unfortunately, I don’t have an update or timeframe to share at this point in time," wrote Patrick Seybold, Sony's senior director of corporate communications and social media. "As we previously noted, this is a time intensive process and we’re working to get them back online quickly. We’ll keep you updated with information as it becomes available. We once again thank you for your patience."
The Journal offers more insight, adding, "the Japanese electronics giant said it is keeping its PlayStation Network videogame service offline indefinitely following a hacking attack it now says may have compromised user’s [sic] information"
Seybold had said in a blog post on April 21 that it could be " a full day or two" before the service was up and running again. Nearly a week later and the network is still inaccessible.
Sony shut down its network following an "external intrusion" that may have put users' personal information at risk.