So now that the site is back up we can start discussing the stuff that happened in the world of video games this past week, the biggest thing being the fact that PSN is down and has been so for several days.
So That PSN Outage Happened Too
Sony should probably do a little something for the paid users. They probably won't, though. I don't think they should do anything for all of the other users because people can complain all they want about not having access to their free service, but they're not entitled to it.
It's ridiculous. You'd think that Sony would be able to just fix this by now, it's going on 3 days.
" It's ridiculous. You'd think that Sony would be able to just fix this by now, it's going on 3 days.I don't see how Sony getting attacked by some hacker group would make them look competent.I've heard a theory that it's not even an external attack, that whole thing was made up to create a scapegoat to make Sony seem more "competent" and that the real reason it went down was problems with Steam support with Portal 2. The timing is there, after all."
" @Management: You really should have just bought it on PC and saved yourself $20-$25/£10-£15. And got to play it all weekend. "Yeah I know, but done is done and I don't want to return it now. I actually want to see the steam integration.
" @xyzygy said:I didn't create this theory, but I think what it's trying to say is that there are two options Sony had if they DID fuck up internally:" It's ridiculous. You'd think that Sony would be able to just fix this by now, it's going on 3 days.I don't see how Sony getting attacked by some hacker group would make them look competent. "I've heard a theory that it's not even an external attack, that whole thing was made up to create a scapegoat to make Sony seem more "competent" and that the real reason it went down was problems with Steam support with Portal 2. The timing is there, after all."
The thing with that is, XBL is a paid service, PSN is not. PS+ members are also unaffected as it's a stuff service and optional.
Also, there is no theory. PSN was hacked and no one knows by who but it could be that people's CC info is out there which is why Sony decided to shut it down.
I'm of the opinion that hackers hacked into PSN and/or DDOS'd it and Sony has taken it down to rework the security protocols.
I mean... It's just a thought; but doesn't seem totally unreasonable to me, haha.
Either way, I'm in the Portal 2 boat as well... I got it on PS3 as my gf likes gamepads for fps (type) games, so we'd do that for co-op; but single-player on pc for me haha.
If someone breaks into your systems and hoses them from the inside, apart from wondering, what it any DR plans they have in place, I can't really moan about PSN being off-line.
Just wish they were not so reticent. It broke we know that just give us some updates, after all I'm sure their top men and having to keep their bosses up to date just pass the message on. And yeah sure that might me in Japanese, thats fine just shove it up somewhere you have 70 million users some of them will translate it. Just keep informed, it isn't that hard to do.
Compare what Sony have put out to what Amazon have put out in terms of information. The PSN status 'updates' have been:
Posted 21st April 2011
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.
Posted at 2100GMT, 22nd April 2011
No new information to update you with I'm afraid. We'll post here over the weekend with any developments.
Posted at 1100GMT, 23rd April 2011
The latest statement regarding the PSN intrusion is at http://blog.eu.playstation.com/ and we'll update when we know more.
Posted 23rd April 2011
An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services. In order to conduct a thorough investigation and to verify the smooth and secure operation of our network services going forward, we turned off PlayStation Network & Qriocity services on the evening of Wednesday, April 20th. Providing quality entertainment services to our customers and partners is our utmost priority. We are doing all we can to resolve this situation quickly, and we once again thank you for your patience. We will continue to update you promptly as we have additional information to share.
Compared to all the detailed stuff at:
http://status.aws.amazon.com/ click the more button under Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud () for what was effecting GB.
I went ahead and got P2 and MK on the same day. Rushed back home like a giddy school kid, low and behold PSN was up shit creak.
"They were supposed to increase security after Anonymous hacked their systems about a month ago.If the end result of this debacle is that PSN is made more hack proof then this downtime is acceptable, but if the problems are dealt with how long until they flare up again. Imagine if this happened the week COD comes out. The world would actively fold in on itself."
I think we would know by now if CC info was leaked.
" Like Jeff said it is troubling if it is indeed an outside attack. There is sensitive info like credit cards in there. "
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