You probably can't log into the PlayStation Network right now and if you can, some features may be missing.

Sony is aware of the PSN problems and have issued an update at the PlayStation Blog , apologizing for the issue and informing everyone that the outage could continue for a day or two. The statement reads:

"While we are investigating the cause of the Network outage, we wanted to alert you that it may be a full day or two before we're able to get the service completely back up and running. Thank you very much for your patience while we work to resolve this matter."

Well, it's a good thing that PS3 owners have other reasons to play this week's new games: Portal 2 features a campaign of a goodly length, Mortal Kombat is always fun (and even funner with a friend sitting next to you), and even SOCOM 4 has a single-player option of about 8 hours or so. Of course, we're gonna want the PSN back ASAP, so hopefully, Sony will get this resolved soon.

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big6
big6
9 years ago

These clowns at Anonymous are really starting to piss me off!

RobiinzZ
RobiinzZ
9 years ago

Same, it all really is just pointless

big6
big6
9 years ago

I think they're extra mad because their April 16th Sony store crash event wasn't nearly as successful as they were hoping.

Looking Glass
Looking Glass
9 years ago

@big6

I think you're putting it too mildly. From what I hear that so called event wasn't successful at all.


Last edited by Looking Glass on 4/21/2011 12:54:33 PM

RobiinzZ
RobiinzZ
9 years ago

Yh i heard that hardly any one turned up for any of them, lolzz.

I also read one guy went to the event and ended up buying a bravia TV xD

coverton341
coverton341
9 years ago

<rant>
I really like how they have made public statements going to great lengths to say that they aren't targetting the gamers and will find other avenues of "attack" on Sony that doesn't interrupt the consumers because it is the consumers rights they are fighting for. Yet, all they have been able to successfully do is cut off consumer's access to features that we bought the system for….the very thing they are "combatting" by attacking Sony.

So, they are fighting Sony for taking features away from us, the gamers, by preventing us, the gamers, from accessing features….

DOES NO ONE SEE THE IRONY!?!?!one!!!eleven!!

I remember when Anonymous actually took a stand against things that mattered and things that actually did infringe on the rights of individuals, now they are alienating people for the sake of not being able to pirate games under the guise of "great justice"

</rant>

That is, to say, if this is because of them.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

I read some of them ended up buying a Bravia. Haha

sonic1899
sonic1899
9 years ago

You know what the irony of it is? They claimed their reason for taking action was because Sony "Stuck it's hand in the hornets nest." Sony only pissed off the hackers and pirates, but those guys were pissing of EVERYONE. Apparently THEY'RE the threat to gaming freedom, not Sony and their DDOS attack is more than enough proof.

coverton341
coverton341
9 years ago

In all honesty, them buying bravias goes to show that this isn't really about "Sony" per se. It's about not being able to pirate games and being shut down pretty effectively. I personally don't agree with Sony being given lease to gather any IP address that visited George Hotz's website or youtube channel. That being said, I'm not going to go out and make it a point to throw a temper tantrum and shut people out of the network.

If worse came to it and Sony did use those IP addresses to target individuals for accessing the website or youtube channel, there are a number of reasons why it would not legally hold up in court i.e. no reason to attack Sony since in the end they can't leverage that info against the people who did visit.

The whole reason for collecting the IP addresses was to get the trial set in a place favourable to Sony

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

I heard that Sony only got the IP's of the people to see if they actually did wrong with the source material from the site, not just because they visited the site.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

1) Sony did not get the IP addresses, their attorney's did.
2) the sole reason for obtaining the IP addresses (and other discovery) was to establish jurisdiction in the Californian court.
3) Any other use of that information gained by anyone, or the passing of that information to anyone inside Sony for any other purpose would have been met with the full and very nasty force of the law.

The people behind this kind of hing have no great principles, they are simply rebellious kids with an ax to grind against the world, and they decide which laws they wish to obey because they are anonymous and feel invulnerable to the consequences of their actions.

Truly, if anyone is acting beyond the law it is the hackers and anonymous, and if anyone should be feared, it is the hackers and anonymous. They are criminals and should be treated as such.

</rant>

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Amen Highlander.

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

@ coverton341 – LOL I loved your "one/eleven" joke. That's friggin funny man.

jaybiv
jaybiv
9 years ago

Should I ever be fortunate to meet a member of this group I am going to greet him with a forearm shiver to the chops! What a bunch if Internet gangsters.

Imagi
Imagi
9 years ago

So, do we know what the actual cause is yet? or are you all just blaming the hackers because they are the default reason/excuse for all the shortcomings of the PS3 these days.

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
9 years ago

People are blaming the hackers because the group came out and said they would attack the PSN as recently as a couple of weeks ago. PSN goes down again today mysteriously, why wouldn't people blame them?

Imagi
Imagi
9 years ago

So that's a yes then. I will wait to hear the truth before I join you lot marching with flaming torches and pitch forks.

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Anonymous have repeatedly stated that they are not the source of the attack and are being used as scapegoats. People logging onto their IRC channel have been banned apparently, for asking this because they have already said they are not the source of the attacks.They are pissed off too…

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Qubex, Anonymous has no regard for the rule of law and have shown they are not to be trusted. There's no reason to believe anything they say. They could be denying any involvement while still attacking Sony behind the scenes in an attempt to avoid gamers wrath. Just because they say they are innocent doesn't mean they are telling the truth. They have no credibility.

Ole_Gunner
Ole_Gunner
9 years ago

On the release day of Portal 2 which sucks for me! I was so excited about the using Steam on my PS3 but now I can't.
Why should we suffer because of Anonymous is idiotic beliefs towards justice!?! Grrrrrr

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Because that's how narcissists operate.

Gimmedat
Gimmedat
9 years ago

This is BS,I just formed a KZ3 clan on gamebattles .com.Now we cant even play as a legit clan at the moment,Iam all for beefing up the security ASAP.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

I just got access to Infamous 2 UGC beta and I can't do much with it because of the network being down. =(

Oh well, thankfully I still have a crap ton of rpgs to play.

Still want my network back though.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

Sony needs better security for their network if this is the "hacking" issue again. I hope it isn't but one to two days certainly isn't maintenance..Oh well..more MK practice time for me

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
9 years ago

This is so annoying. I agree they do need some better security. Hackers or not, this is getting ridiculous. How am I supposed to slay some insurgents on Socom with this nonsense going on for a couple of days?

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Indeed. It shouldn't be this easy for an outside party to disrupt their services.

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
9 years ago

It honestly makes my blood boil thinking of those pimply faced punks that is "Anoyomous". Once you remove their keyboards and computer screens and their "anonymity" and "power" is taken away, they all become a bunch of asocial losers who can't adopt to real life situations or problems.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

It's not necessarilly "hacking".

My sister once ran in a beauty pageant. My uncle wrote a program that automatically kept her ahead in the voting for "people's choice awards". She won. lol

It's not like he hacked the server. He just kept feeding it data. If you're aware of how to send data and demand data from the server, you could theoretically write a program that just overloads the servers to the point of crashing by forcing it to give priority to all reqests at once.

Hacking would mean they actually have access to the private servers, which is likely not the case. It isn't really server security so much as it would be writing better code for filtering out bogus requests for receiving and accepting data.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

Well I blame this on black hat hackers. I'm getting ready to take my CEH (Certified Ethical Hacking) certification test..so not all are bad..

In this case though I'm sure these hackers gave away the "how to" so to say if this is not the same people. You'd think Sony would've improved the security of the network after the first fiasco a few weeks back.


Last edited by slugga_status on 4/21/2011 1:21:48 PM

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

@Underdog

What your Uncle did is indeed hacking. Hacking just doesn't involve getting into a server. What you're Uncle created is a virus, trojan, or worm.

Sending data to crash a system is a computer crime of Denial of Service. Writing a program to do so makes is hacking.

For Sony to keep taking the PSN down lets you know these "hackers" gained access to the Sony servers. Which is extremely likely. Just as the Pentagon network has been hacked twice in the last 6 months. Not really too much coding involved in networking..They simply need to secure their network with different security b/c as of now..it looks like the "how to" is out in the hacking community

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
9 years ago

Hey Kraygen I'm in the infamous beta as well, my Id is MOGUNS82, I'm working on an assassination mission right now called "Cole's Creed" add me when you can so we can bounce back ideas on missions. If your up for it, and when the network is back up of course.

Lame news that I pay for PS+ and I cannot even connect. I actually started getting this error when I attempt to install games, it stops at 14% then gives me an error code. Now I cannot download any games in the background.


Last edited by BeezleDrop on 4/21/2011 12:50:44 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Are you signed in? I can't even get on.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

I can't sign in at all, I hit sign in and it automatically tells me I've been signed out.

I can try to add you and see what we can come up with, but I haven't gotten a chance to even see how it works yet, so I might need a little time to get acclimated.

P 10 Gaming
P 10 Gaming
9 years ago

They claim to be helping out gamers but how are they helping me if i cant pwn noobs online now? Not WINNING!

Miggy
Miggy
9 years ago

This should be good for me. I have 15 games I still haven't beaten. I've spent most of my time on the Killzone 3 multiplayer. Now I can try to complete those others.

Wissam
Wissam
9 years ago

So That's why I couldn't sign in.hmmm. I wonder what caused this.

Looking Glass
Looking Glass
9 years ago

Well you know, one poster on the official blog just stated that according to N4G and various twitter posts the network downtime has something to do with Japan.

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

i was signed in as i had my ps3 on since last night. only when i reset my ps3 cuz i couldnt figure out why i couldnt get on. i was on modnation racers and started thinkin i had been banned or something lol. i didnt do anything but leave it on all night in the lobby. i fell asleep. anyway, now i cant get on. to find out it might be a few days is not cool at all. we probably wont get an official word on what happened either. it will just be "its fixed".

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Wow. Glad I am at work.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

well unless you'll be at work for a day or 2 I am afraid you might also be effected. lol

Ludicrous_Liam
Ludicrous_Liam
9 years ago

Ah…I feel stupid now. I damn near broke my controller getting fustrated while trying to connect. Fu*king hackers honestly, I hate how they BS saying their the good guys, whats all this then?

My friend just invited me into a chatroom to say he got Infamous 2 beta (I share accounts with him). I was like OH HELL YE-nnnnn arggGHHHH! ūüôĀ

Looking Glass
Looking Glass
9 years ago

Hey everyone. It's probably worth noting that one poster on the official blog just stated that according to N4G and various twitter posts the network downtime has something to do with Japan.

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

I heard that individual severs were taken down in japan eg. MGO & FF14 online to conserve energy due to the earthquake & sunami but i don't see how this could effect europe & north america!!
But you could be typing about something different.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Carlos, that's true but MGO and FFXIV were already restored. So I read. I haven't tried to get on MGO in a while.

big6
big6
9 years ago

Them taking down the MGO and FF Online servers to conserve energy in Japan was within a week of the quake. They've all been restored for weeks now.

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

Thanks for clearing that up guys!!

Bloodysilence19
Bloodysilence19
9 years ago

for one i really don't think its anon hacking the psn again, cause they said they would stop. if they are doing it again all its doing is really pissing off the gaming community making them hate those guys more. psn being down is mostly likly due to home 1.5 and steam hopfully being integrated into psn finally

Looking Glass
Looking Glass
9 years ago

That's possible. But on the other hand those anonymous bastards have no credibility.

big6
big6
9 years ago

If it was a legit reason, then the PS Blog would give us that reason. Like, how hard is it to say, "we're down for maintenance due to integration with Steam and Home 1.5"
Instead they're just say it's down for "maintenance"…as in securing firewalls or something.

Gamer Girl Gemo
Gamer Girl Gemo
9 years ago

@Bloodysilence19

These guys are hackers. I wouldn't really trust anything they say. Their credibility/trustworthiness can really only be determined by their actions. So, it seems we've got a good picture of how they work.