PSN undergoing Dec 26 maintenance for DDOS fix

- Dec 26, 2014

Following the eventful Christmas Day server outages at Sony and Microsoft, it looks like PSN is undergoing maintenance right now on December 26 for what could be a DDOS fix. It’s unclear if this would even be possible, but gamers are wondering why the PS4 and PS3 don’t have measures in place to stop these attacks.

The screenshot below was taken moments ago on a PS4, which displays an error message when trying to access the PlayStation Store on this console. It basically states, “The service is currently undergoing maintenance E-820001F7”.

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Product Reviews readers should note that PSN was back up online earlier today, although this latest downtime might be related to Sony maintenance with the aim to combat a DDOS attack. In fact, Sony tweeted just a couple of hours ago that their “technicians are working to fix this issue”.

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At the time of writing, Sony’s official PSN status page still reports a red “offline” on Dec 26. There’s no set time for when PSN will be back up today, or if we could see Lizard Squad start another DDOS today.

Is PSN down for you again on Dec 26 and if so, have you managed to get online at all in the last 24 hours?

We already know the likes of EA is working with Sony/Microsoft to get servers back up and running, also we tried to access Call of Duty Advanced Warfare online play and we saw the same error stating, “service not available” just a few moments ago.

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  • Amir Walker

    Sony is pissing me off. When I try to use any of my digital content a message pops up saying “Cannot use the content. Cannot connect to the server to verify the license.”

  • Chad A. Lambert

    Down again on the 29th wtf sony

  • STEPHEN BROWN

    This is going damage Sony if they don’t have software in place to stop people overloading Sony’s PlayStation,I bought a PlayStation for my grandsons birthday as of yet he hasn’t been able to plAy his since Christmas. Come on Sony your customers are relying on you!

  • justin

    It says I’ve lost connection to partner services, what does that mean?

  • Steven Williams

    is anyone online in hackney london on ps4

  • Steven Williams

    psn is still not working

  • Tony

    Tim. I got on network connect to custom change mtu to 1473. This worked for me. Good luck. Btw I played destiny for an hour with no issues

  • Tim

    hey fajjet

  • Tim

    my psn isnt working

  • Tim

    Fajjet

  • Tim

    GETTING ON PS4 BYE

  • Tim

    wut u want to play out of the 4?

  • Tim

    im good at sniping on it though.

  • Fajjet

    yeah i beat that

  • Fajjet

    Ghost was the worst cod lol

  • Tim

    The Last Of Us?

  • Tim

    Ghosts?

  • Fajjet

    omg im so glad ps4 is up though

  • Fajjet

    nope lol

  • Tim

    BF4?

  • Fajjet

    nope dont have that

  • Tim

    GTA5?

  • Fajjet

    yeah i have that but i dont like it. Im playing drive club right now

  • Tim

    advanced warfare?

  • Fajjet

    yeah

  • Tim

    r u on now?

  • Fajjet

    later bro

  • Tim

    goin on ps4 bye

  • Fajjet

    nah i do but cant talk. add me and ill party up later

  • Tim

    ohh that sucks

  • Tim

    not even the mic that came with the ps4?

  • Fajjet

    just got my wisdom teeth pulled

  • Fajjet

    i have an ice pack around my head…..

  • Fajjet

    not at the moment lol sorry

  • Tim

    fajjet got a mic?

  • Tim

    ok 1 min got a mic?

  • Fajjet

    dont forget the dash

  • Fajjet

    Vahina- lol

  • Tim

    wut your psn name?

  • Fajjet

    try to sign in tim

  • Fajjet

    Everywhere according to the website. I live in Indiana and im playing drive club right now

  • Tim

    fajjet where r u?

  • Tim

    where?

  • Fajjet

    ps4 is back online

  • Tim

    i’ll on till about 11:30 EST.