Official: Sony Shutdown PSN Out of Fear Of Being Hacked

Now that PSN has entered its second day offline, Sony admitted that an external intrusion was the reason behind their decision to pull the plug.

"An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services," Sony spokesman Patrick Seybold revealed on the PlayStation 3 official blog. "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," he continued. "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."

Famous hackers collective, Anonymous, has denied the initial allegations that they are behind the attack. "A more likely explanation is that Sony is taking advantage of Anonymous' previous ill-will towards the company to distract users from the fact the outage is actually an internal problem with the companies servers," an Anonymous representative claimed.

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VERY BAD

I can´t play games because of this!
Sons of bitch! There is not other name for HACKERS!
HACK SONY not PS3 USERS or NETWORK, IDIOTS! HACKERS, tell me for what I bought my PS3 if I can`t play due to you.

HACKERS, Who do you think U are? FUCK YOUR MOMS!

Truly bad

Do listen to anonymous' reply and think about it, hearing just one side of a story and accepting it as truth is the very definition of stupidity.

VERY BAD

I can´t play games because of this!
Sons of bitch! There is not other name for HACKERS!
HACK SONY not PS3 USERS or NETWORK, IDIOTS! HACKERS, tell me for what I bought my PS3 if I can`t play due to you.

HACKERS, Who do you think U are? FUCK YOUR MOMS!

thanks anonymous

If it was indeed "anonymous" who caused all this trouble then thanks guys, we end users are the ones who suffer because a hacker wanted to break the law then say it's all for free speech. You hide behind masks out of fear, grow a set and go after governments who want to take away our right to free speech.

You are so naive little

You are so naive little one... You don't seem to know a thing about anonymous or what they stand for. Oh and just for the record, it wasn't an illegal act hacking the psn network. The guy who got put on trial wasnt sentenced because he just claimed to use the software that sony supplied, meaning anyone could have done it. As for the masks, you need a mask if your going to take on something as big as psn or a "government" if you didnt... who knows what would happen....

Pathetic indeed...

Yes, no. 1 because the other companies sold so much that their sales are naturally slowing down since most of the people who wanted their products already have them, not because sonys sales are skyrocketing. In total amount of units sold they're still far behind, that's what makes them pathetic. Shoo, short sighted fanboy

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