Playstation Network has been down for 5 days! :) LMAO

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  1. jessestylex

    jessestylex DeadGirlsCantSayNo

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    A holiday weekend without Portal 2 or Mortal Kombat matchups, a five-day grand total of uninterrupted void, and yes, Sony's PlayStation Network remains in the fetal position as we pull into Monday, April 25.
    We still know virtually nothing about what happened, or why. Sony says the outage is its own fault, that it shut the PlayStation Network down preemptively after an “external intrusion.” The implication is thus that the PSN might have continued to run otherwise. Sony shut things down voluntarily to ensure things were smooth “going forward.”
    That's as dramatic a move as they come. It's Sony admitting the PlayStation Network had fatal security and performance holes. What else would prompt the world's fifth largest media monolith to--without warning last Wednesday, April 20--cut off over 70 million PSN customers, then keep them offline for going on a week?
    Sony's latest informational update, posted on Saturday, reiterates that both the PlayStation Network and Qriocity (Sony's media streaming service) have been “suspended.”
    Our efforts to resolve this matter involve re-building our system to further strengthen our network infrastructure. Though this task is time-consuming, we decided it was worth the time necessary to provide the system with additional security.
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  2. KamikaZ

    KamikaZ Ex-Hall of Famer

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    I've been either playing Mass Effect 2 or going outside and enjoying the weather.


    Keep up the trolling though, you've done a hell of a job in your tenure.
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  3. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    I bet no one noticed...
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    Alex1939 Old Man Tip Jar Donor

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    I did notice it kept telling me that I couldn't connect to PSNetwork but never cared enough to look into it.

    That is interesting, they must've had a major security breach.
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  5. KamikaZ

    KamikaZ Ex-Hall of Famer

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    They've been hacked already recently. The last hacking group said it wasn't them, but that they weren't surprised about the breach, as Sony is a joke in safeguarding their network.


    I honestly don't care that much. As Wayne said, I fall into the "barely plays multiplayer unless its a shooter", so I wasn't bummed out.
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    This will show how little multiplayer I play...

    So if the PSNetwork is down you can't play multiplayer games? Like, I couldn't put in madden right now and play against a real person?


    Makes me wonder... I have a DC Universe account through PS3. I only play it with 1 friend and only late at night when his kid goes to sleep. But I wonder if I can't play it right now? If so, they should credit me some free time as it's a monthly subscription (fee) type of game.
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    I just read an article saying Sony was still "looking into" whether or not PSN credit card info was compromised. :suspect:
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    Alex1939 Old Man Tip Jar Donor

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    Awesome, it only took me 6 months and 10 phone conversations with Visa last year when I had credit card fraud on my account to get everything straightened out. :grrr:
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    http://www.engadget.com/2007/12/22/xbox-live-suffering-from-major-outage-on-christmas-weekend-ouc/
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  10. Gunny

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    One fact people should know.

    No one, anywhere, knows why or what caused PSN going down (aside from Sony). It's been speculated from hackers to new security measures to Microsoft. These sites are writing stuff to get hits.
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