Sony has reported that the PlayStation Network has been down for quite some time already – in fact, since yesterday evening, and it might take at least a day or two before the service is up and running away, having stashed the beached fail whale back to the open sea. By that, we mean to have it work just fine without any more problems.
There were problems concerning the network as acknowledged by Sony at 8:50 p.m. Eastern yesterday, where an update earlier this morning pointed towards a couple of days in terms of repair time. No idea on just how long it will take before repairs are done, and neither do we know the reason for the outage, but what we do know is this – if you love online gaming from your PS3 or PSP (and reside in the US and Europe), then whenever you attempt to log into the PlayStation Store, you will be greeted with a message that says, “the server is currently down for maintenance.”
Could it be a hacker attack? Maybe – after all, there are reasonable grounds to think so. Hacker collective Anonymous did threaten to attack Sony’s network earlier this month with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in order to protest the Japanese firm’s treatment of a group of PlayStation 3 hackers in court.
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