Playstation network has been offline for over a day now, and is getting dangerously close to being down for 48 hours. Sony has made several updates over the past few days but little is still known about what the problems are and what is causing it. At first Sony reported that it could be the doing of “an outside attack” which was alter said to be false. The problem is on Sony’s side. Playstation Japan reported yesterday that it could be a problem with the systems in Japan and engineers are working franticly to get it back online.
As we stand, the PlayStation blog is reporting “While we are investigating the cause of the Network outage, we wanted to alert you that it may be a full day or two before we’re able to get the service completely back up and running. Thank you very much for your patience while we work to resolve this matter. Please stay tuned to this space for more details, and we’ll update you again as soon as we can.” It is expected that PSN should be coming up sometime today or tomorrow.
Several playstation network based services also went offline such as websites etc, but those services have resumed and are back online. The group Anonymous is claiming that they have nothing to do with the attacks and did not bring down PSN. As it stands, PSN is down globally.
This is not the first time PSN has been offline. Back in leap year the PSN was brought down by a bug with the systems internal clock, which corrected itself after the day ended. Also just recently PSN was brought down by several DDoS attacks by the activist group Anonymous. This is the longest PSN has ever been offline completely.
Stick around for further updates as I get them.