As we had reported earlier Sony’s PlayStation Network has now been down for nearly four days now and by the looks of it, will probably stay down until Sony finds a way to smooth things over. For those who do not know what Sony’s PlayStation Network is, it is a service which lets Sony PlayStation 3 users play games online and share data and is similar to Microsoft’s Xbox Live service. Sony said on Sunday in a recent statement that they are trying to fix the site and will redesign it to make it more robust against future attacks.
To make matters worse for Sony, their Qriocity service runs on the same infrastructure has also been affected. Sony claims that their Network was hacked and was caused by an “external intrusion” but has not yet come out with a detailed report which explains the nature or origin of the intrusion.
Sony said in these recent string of announcements:
“Our efforts to resolve this matter involve rebuilding our system to further strengthen our network infrastructure,” the company said in a statement. “Though this task is time-consuming, we decided it was worth the time necessary to provide the system with additional security.”
Sony said it is “working around the clock to bring them both back online,” but didn’t say when they might return. Phone calls to the company’s Tokyo headquarters went unanswered on Sunday.
“We thank you for your patience to date and ask for a little more while we move towards completion of this project,” the statement said.
According to estimates, there are close to 70 million PlayStation owners use PlayStation Network and that’s a large number of user’s that are not pleased as this has rendered gamers unable to play online games. Let’s play the wait and watch game for the juicy details.