PlayStation Network on status of user data

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PlayStation Network users don’t need to worry about the status of their information being held by Sony servers. This reassurance came after a few updates on the official Ask PlayStation Twitter account following an attack reported to be by Lizard Squad.

The confirmation of user data being secure can be seen within the tweet below, which came after one Twitter user asked if their account was compromised and if the information is safe. Support staff explained “no user data” had been accessed during the denial of service attack.

The PSN status is currently set as Online, although there’s obviously some problems still thanks to repeated messages from officials about PlayStation Network sign in issues. If you have problems signing into your PSN account, you should simply “try logging in again later” thanks to “instability”. The status will certainly change throughout today and is expected to improve.

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Did you feel confident that no user data was taken during this attack, or did you wonder if it was a hack rather than traffic overload thanks to a DoS?

One of Lizard Squad’s latest updates on Twitter gave praise to Microsoft for giving them “a challenge”, although the message to Sony was So Much Hate, or better known as SMH. You can see that tweet below.

Also See: New PS4 update with DLNA support

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  • Josh101

    “Microsoft props to you for giving us a challenge, good work. Sony, smh.
    — Lizard Squad (@LizardSquad) August 25, 2014″

    Smh actually means, “Shake my head.” Unless the meaning has changed since the time I cared. But this guy/girl is a idiot. A DDOS attack is the equivalent of me refreshing this page until it crashes your website. Nothing more. As for actually being hacked and if I’m afraid? My bank was notified on April 19, 2011 that I have been put on fraud alert. The day after they were attacked. Sony contacted all major CC companies and banks and they went on fraud alert themselves. Then Sony went a step further and offered protection for a year. No, I’m not afraid.