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Why is the PSN Still Down?

by William Schwartz

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After network intrusions from unknown forces, PSN has been taken offline. This unexpected downtime started last Wednesday, and SCEA has kept gamers up to speed on when the network would be back up and running. In their latest press release, Sony stated that they were working around the clock to bring the network back online, but that the system was being rebuilt to strengthen the infrastructure and security to assure that this wouldn’t happen again.

We sincerely regret that PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been suspended, and we are working around the clock to bring them both back online. 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.

We thank you for your patience to date and ask for a little more while we move towards completion of this project. We will continue to give you updates as they become available.

As awful and painstakingly long as it sounds, hopefully we’ll get even more insight as to when we can expect to get back online early this week. Hopefully, the changes and “rebuilding” will lead to no more outages in the future. Though even when Sony does get everything back online there have been mixed reports from hacking groups that are looking to take down the network again once back online.

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