Sony PSN still down, may be down indefinitely

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Sony’s PlayStation Network remains down for a fifth day, and there are now reports that Sony is keeping the network offline indefinitely until as it plans to rebuild the entire system to ensure the integrity of the network.

Unfortunately for fans, who already were deprived on playing online during the Easter holidays, Sony has no update on a timeframe.

“Unfortunately, I don’t have an update or timeframe to share at this point in time,” Patrick Seybold said in a recent blog post on the PlayStation Blog.

Based on the comments on the updates of the downtime, fans of the PlayStation 3 are noticeably upset – though, admittedly, it seems over the top. Other postings on the PlayStation Blog, although reasoned, still have people crying out for compensation.

Sony has also admitted that user’s information may be compromised. According to the Wall Street Journal, Sony’s investigation is trying to find out if any personal information, such as credit card numbers, may be compromised. If it has been compromised, then it may be wise to change your credit card details immediately as a safe precaution.

TECHGEEK.com.au/Pwnage will keep you updated on what’s happening.

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  • http://techgeek.com.au Terence Huynh

    Please note: All comments on the PSN outage and users’ data being compromised have moved to this post: http://techgeek.com.au/2011/04/27/sony-confirms-users-data-compromised-in-breach-finally/

  • THUNDER

    Just seen on the news at 1:30 pm AEST 27/04/2011
    That 77million PSN users data has been stolen !!!!
    WTF

  • THUNDER

    A bit from sony,

    Although we are still investigating the details of this incident, we believe that an unauthorized person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state/province, zip or postal code), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity passwords and login and handle/PSN online ID. It is also possible that your profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers may have been obtained. If you have authorized a sub-account for your dependent, the same data with respect to your dependent may have been obtained. While there is no evidence that credit card data was taken at this time, we cannot rule out the possibility. If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, to be on the safe side we are advising that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may also have been obtained.

  • http://www.aandtheating.com/ air conditioning repair Fairfa

    It’s pretty messed up to Play à game offline i have à PlayStation to Play online…..so hurry up damnit its almost à week now.

  • SonyFanBoy

    Just keep in mind that the hackers caused this issue not sony itself. We shouldnt blame them for a unforseen event like this… i praise them for being honest with us by not giving a false date for things to be fixed like other companies… 360 “another one bites the dust” model after model.. need i remind all of you…. So yea, Sony has been great and deserves our respect for trying to fix the problem while making it harder for such a thing to happen again. so until then, earn some achievements like the rest of us.

    • THUNDER

      Earn some achievements ? Yep done that, i have 10 games that i have finished.

  • Guest

    i juat bought my ps3 yesterday and then this happens….

    • Bongo2895

      Thats why u sould hav got a 360

      • THUNDER

        Xbox Live had a big 10-day shutdown in 2008

  • http://www.cjs.au.com cjschris

    Oh, and it won’t be down indefinately.

    • http://techgeek.com.au Terence Huynh

      Indefinitely means “For an unlimited or unspecified period of time.” It’s down for an unspecified period of time, so hence it is “indefinite”.

  • THUNDER

    I think i might list my 2 ps3’s & games on EVIL BAY, Im sick of this bullshit.

    • THUNDER

      All we want to do is play zombie black ops online :)
      Grrrrrrr God dam hackers :(

  • http://www.cjs.au.com cjschris

    Devs wouldn’t be happy either.
    This could be costing them a lot, especially from the PS Store.

    Disappointing Sony.