With Sony suffering from a PR nightmare at the moment simply because their PlayStation Network (PSN) was hacked quite some time ago, leading the service to be down even until now with no concrete restoration date in sight yet, it surely was not fluke if people thought that the latest boo-boo of the PlayStation website being unavailable in Japan was due to another hacker attack. Apparently not, as Sony claims that it was a security measure installed which went awry, hence the PlayStation website being inaccessible.
This news comes about after a Bloomberg report claimed that the site was down due to a hacker attack. Currently, Sony relies on its PlayStation website so that it is able to update the public concerning the recent hack into its servers that saw personal data of more than 100 million users compromised.
As the website is separate from the PlayStation Network, there isn’t any worries on the user’s side even if it was hacked. Sony spokesman Dan Race mentioned in a statement, “Media reports claiming that the US PlayStation.com site and blog were partially disrupted because of hackers are false,” he said. “We installed a new security measure that has temporarily made the sites inaccessible to select regions outside of the US.”
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