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Posted by Raine Hutchens on Apr 23, 2011

Sony Responds To PlayStation Network Outage

Just last night Sony released a statement via Twitter in response to the network issues and outage they have been experiencing since Wednesday evening. The announcement can be found here, and reads as follows:

An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services. In order to conduct a thorough investigation and to verify the smooth and secure operation of our network services going forward, we turned off PlayStation Network & Qriocity services on the evening of Wednesday, April 20th. Providing quality entertainment services to our customers and partners is our utmost priority. We are doing all we can to resolve this situation quickly, and we once again thank you for your patience. We will continue to update you promptly as we have additional information to share.

This leads to speculation that the hacker collective, Anonymous, may have actually had something to do with the outage. There has been no information on when the issue will be resolved, so we’re still looking to Sony for that.

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  • david miller

    WHAT A JOKE SONY IS THEY SOAK US FOR MILLIONS IN PROFIT AND HAVE NO BACK UP SYSTEM TO RUN YOU PAY A FORTUNE IN GAMES PLUS YOUR ENDLESS SUPPLY OF BS-ADDONS THUS ONE GAME ADDS UP TO OVER 100.00 and yet they cant tell you when it will be back? now after this they want to charge like xbox does, trade in for machines lucky ifu get 50.00 see ya playstation tired off this rip off.

  • Gareth

    It is getting beyond a joke, ok if it goes down for a night but it is 6 days now! Also I’d rather have compulsory PSN Plus and actually have good servers like the ones Microsoft use for Xbox live, than have this load of rubbish! As a speaker of both consoles, hardcore gaming that is, since I got a PS3 late last year I have not been impressed with the stability of PSN and they need to sort their infrastructure out so it isn’t easy to be attacked by these Internet jerks!