25 Apr

The Playstation Network’s server outage is now in its fifth day, with little detailed updates coming from Sony. The severity of the “external intrusion” has begun to be questioned, as PSN users have private information, like credit card numbers, that may be at risk. A spokesman for Sony Computer Entertainment, Satoshi Fukuoka, has assured consumers through PC World that a “thorough investigation” is underway, and any security breaches would result in Sony “…promptly inform[ing] users.”

“I know you are waiting for additional information on when PlayStation Network and Qriocity services will be online. Unfortunately, I don’t have an update or timeframe to share at this point in time,” spokesperson Patrick Seybold stated on the PlayStation blog today. “As we previously noted, this is a time intensive process and we’re working to get them back online quickly. We’ll keep you updated with information as it becomes available. We once again thank you for your patience.”

Concerned about the Playstation Network’s potential security risk? Or are you just mad at not being able to play online? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section!

3 thoughts on “PSN ‘Internal Breach’ a Potential Privacy Threat?”

  1. This is seriously cutting into my Portal 2 co-op time. I know I can play on PC, but I want the trophies (since you can’t unlock trophies from unlocking Steam achievements; so stupid not to).

  2. Downtime happens. Anyone who plays online gaming should expect some downtime. So far the psn has been VERY reliable, so something like this was bound to happen.

    Just wish that the people responsible for this would get caught committing some other crime in some militant country and tortured to death.

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