Over the Christmas break, hackers attacked the PlayStation Network and brought it to its knees for several days.
But really, attacks aren't uncommon. In fact, they're a daily occurrence.
So says Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida, who told Game Informer this past week that it's a never-ending battle. While they continue to work to improve the system's stability and security, the hackers just never stop:
"We are always always working against these attacks," he said. "Actually, an attack happens every day. Literally every day. Some days are bigger and some days smaller. Some days they devise new means, new ways–it's like cat and mouse. We have a partner company we work with, and we always update the new ways the attacker might deploy; so it is a constant battle."
If you're into the world of cyber-security, you probably already knew this. Huge services like the PSN are constant targets; I often wonder how many attacks are leveled against the likes of eBay and Amazon on a daily basis. The more you learn about it, the less secure you feel.