[Update #4] Hacker Group’s DDoS Attacks Cripple PlayStation Network


Update #4: Sony has released the following update on their blog.

“Like other major networks around the world, the PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network have been impacted by an attempt to overwhelm our network with artificially high traffic.

Although this has impacted your ability to access our network and enjoy our services, no personal information has been accessed.
We will continue to work towards fixing this issue and hope to have our services up and running as soon as possible.

We regret any inconvenience this may have caused.”

Update #3: @FamedGod claims to have been the one responsible for the DDoS attack.



Update #2: Some users can log in but others still can’t at the moment.



Update: Smedley has tweeted that services will slowly but surely be restored.



Though he is referring to SOE and is not sure about PSN.



Stay tuned.

Original Story as follow:

Sony’s PlayStation Network was scheduled for maintenance on Monday but seems to have gotten a one day head start thanks to a barrage of DDos (Distributed denial of service) attacks on their servers.

The Hacker group known as @LizardSquad has claimed responsibility, bragging about it via their twitter account. They’ve also taken credit for the attacks on  Path of Exile, Battle.net and League of Legends servers. John Smedley, President of Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed the attacks via twitter.



There is no time window for when the service will be back online but Smedley has assured that Sony is working to bring it back online and it is almost under control.



The group also claims to have gotten into Sony’s data centers



Probably best to change your passwords once service goes back up just to be safe. Stay tuned to RGN as we’ll keep you updated on the situation.

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