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PSN DOWN ;-;
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Posted 4/27/11 , edited 4/27/11

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Well...PSN's down as the title states...Crazy bored...and it's spring break which would end tomorrow, talk about GREAT timing....

So I don't exactly know how and what happened, I keep hearing these false rumors about what happened to Sony.
Does anyone know what exactly happened, and who hacked them?

I heard it was the Anonymous but they have claimed that they did not do this...But I dunno ):



PSN User Data Compromised, Some Service Expected Back Within A Week

Many a PS3 user has felt the frustration of being denied access to the PSN service over the past six days, but today things took a turn for the worst when Sony announced that “a compromise of personal information as a result of an illegal intrusion” has taken place.

Sony is currently working on informing all registered account holders about the information compromise via email, but have already laid out what they currently know and do not know within this post on the PlayStation Blog.

Basically, Sony today informs the masses that between April 17 and April 19, 2011 certain PSN and Qriocity service user account info was compromised and that Sony is addressing the issue by temporarily turning off these services, engaging an outside, recognized security firm to conduct a full investigation into the matter, and taking steps to enhance security and strengthen network infrastructure by re-building its system to provide greater protection of your personal info.

In terms of the exact info that was compromised, Sony stated that while still investigating the details they believe info such as your name, address, email, birthdate, PSN/Qriocity password/login and handle/PSN online ID all now lie in the hands of the intruders. Of course, the big question is about your credit card information, to which Sony stated “While there is no evidence at this time that credit card data was taken, we cannot rule out the possibility.”

The post then goes into great detail regarding suggestions about how to protect yourself and your personal information which includes providing links to credit score services and the Fraud Victim Assistance Division of TransUnion.

As for the service itself, well, Sony stated in the update that they have a “clear path to have PlayStation Network and Qriocity systems back online, and expect to restore some services within a week.”

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Posted 4/28/11
Just get Yakuza 4, when your done with that great game the PSN should be back.
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Posted 4/28/11
Anons didnt do it =\ they play xbox.
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Posted 4/28/11

cytomander wrote:

Anons didnt do it =\ they play xbox.


Oh, and we all know X-Box players are fine civilized folks who would NEVER dream of trolling the players who like other systems... (well most wouldn't actually but still, I've seen quite a few x-box fanboys on other sites laugh at those whose personal info was hacked... through no fault of their own. Here's hoping THOSE morons were stupid enough to GIVE OUT their info to the recent CoD Hackers/Phishers on LIVE).

I do however believe Anon didn't do it, cuz they were after Sony, not the people who use Sony products and besides, they already said they weren't responsible. If they HAD done it, they would be sure to let everyone know about it anyway.
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Posted 4/28/11

whoever did it wasnt trolling, they were legit trying to collect personal information probaly for market. seananner's account sells for alot ayee.
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Posted 4/30/11
Personally I find no point in Sony keeping the PSN down any longer. Much of the information the person/people got who gained access is pretty much useless unless they want to spam your mailbox, and/or Email. Send a packaged bomb to all PSN users, just kidding by the way. Maybe a serial killer is on the loose! Hahaha, jk.

The PSN has been down much longer than it has had to have been. I know it's a good chance to upgrade the servers and all, but they should probably start thinking about the users again and just set up the mandatory firmware we all know that we are going to have to download along with the re-release of the PSN. They shouldn't really have to make everything from scratch again... even if they are adding possible new features that could not have been added otherwise (What is what I don't know, but any good business would probably take advantage of it). I can't use Netflixs anymore... and my laptop battery died along with the charger overheating and is no longer working. I wasn't affected till when Netflixs started to demand for a login to the PSN in order to operate, and paying for Xbox Live just to use Netflixs isn't really my favorite idea either.
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Posted 4/30/11
AHH! ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!! NOOOOOO!!!!!! SONY!!!!!! FIX PSN!!!!!!!!!!!! MY SECRET IDENTITY!!!!!!!!!!! (just gotta E-mail though seriously blogging man) Oh? sorry im new at this... I heard it was some guy with a X-Box, I offically dislike that guy. (HA! Lawsuit)... -_-, yeeah
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Posted 5/1/11
Sony said some of the Psn services will be up next week and players will be compensated with free PS+ ( if its in your region.) and also a free download
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Posted 5/1/11
I thought they said this week some of them will be up and running. I hope they'll be able to get everything running properly.
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Posted 5/1/11
Just so you all know any free trials you download or any games you download will stop working after the free 30 day ps+ subscription until you become a member again.......thanks a lot Sony.
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Posted 5/2/11

maj666 wrote:

Just so you all know any free trials you download or any games you download will stop working after the free 30 day ps+ subscription until you become a member again.......thanks a lot Sony.


But it comes back if you decided that you want to keep Playstation Plus so its all good anyway Playstation Plus is excellent Its awesome getting stuff early and getting into exclusive Beta's (: But what im curious to is what the free game give away is because its different for every region ^_^.
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Posted 5/3/11
So much for today. The network is still down.
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Posted 5/3/11 , edited 5/3/11
Looks like SOE was also hit, 17k non US bank details stolen. Although Sony said that "only" 900 of those accounts are still active...
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Posted 5/4/11
This is why you use PSN cards! Anyways, Sony's been saying a lot of stuff by making our hopes us by saying that after a week they'd be done with the maintenance back in April 26th, but it's still not up....Well I hope its back up BEFORE or AT THE DAY summer break starts.

7 More days left of school <3
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Posted 5/8/11
Makes me sad that they delayed coming back online again. .__.
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