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Additional PSN Security After PlayStation Network Down

PlayStation 3 owners continue to be frustrated with the PlayStation Network down time that is now going past four days. Up to recently Sony has not been updating the situation with what’s going on and how much longer it will remain offline. But now we can tell you that Sony are adding additional security after the PSN down time.

Sony have posted on their Official Blog and apologized about the services being suspended. They have said that they are totally rebuilding the system and ”decided it was worth the time necessary to provide the system with additional security”.

They go and thank users for their patience and will post more updates when they become available. Many of you have been commenting on PRs pages with your continued annoyance and frustration concerning the outage. One of the biggest complaints is the lack of up to date information from Sony.

We have recently asked you if you would consider paying for a more secure PlayStation Network, and the majority of you who have taken part in the poll have said no. When PSN first went down Sony said it would be only for a “day or two”. We also asked you what else you may be doing while PSN is down.

What do you make of this latest update from Sony?

Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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luke
luke

people called fbi in america are going to places to find the people

RoCK__711
RoCK__711

hi iam so pissed of sony am srry but please fix it fast because my childeren are crying 🙂

Anger
Anger

We should be grateful? For what, the fact that they've taken 10 days to warn you that your savings are at risk, your emails, your identity, are all at risk because Sony would rather try to save face than tell you immediately (as required by law (and by any company that knows what customer service is)) that they fucked up and you need to change your info.

RIP

Xx_DA_BULLET_xX
Xx_DA_BULLET_xX

thats my online name when every bodey gets online poot that in as a firend go kingsway drangons pease you guys are alsome.

Matt
Matt

we should be greatful that sony have shut the old network down and producing a new one and we should be patient and stop pressurising sony into making it faster so there might be problems on the new one..

xsqqueezme
xsqqueezme

I'm just so angry period. first i buy this stupid thing because IT JUST DOES EVERYTHING. And it doesn't. It doesn't play ps2 games, it doesn't play ps1 games. all of the money on previous sony product WASTED. now the freakin network goes down. that sucks no games and stuff. but i can freakin browse the internet so why the HELL can't i watch NETFLIX movies ? when it first went down i was able to continue on thru but now i can't so it would seem they FIXED MY BEING ABLE TO CLICK ON THRU, so now i can… Read more »

MONDO
MONDO

It's truly unfortunate what is going on with sony, and I hope the issue gets resolved in a timely manner. ( Well never mind timely, we are beyond that). Regardless of what's going on, I have been a sony fan ever since the ps1 first came out. And I have been a dedicated fan ever since. But it's not that, that makes me a truly dedicated fan, it's at times like these that sony rarely screws up that makes me a true fan. So for all you inpatient clowns out there who call themselves fans of sony, either stop bitching… Read more »

Tired of PS Greed
Tired of PS Greed

I have a large collection of Imported movies, but since the PS3 has decided to enforce region code A.B.and C, the last one I purchased was Amelie…trid to get the import of Oldboy on DVD, but the jerks region coded it and I was lucky that Amazon refunded it because they too thought it was bs that they had started the region codes. PSN is free, but that is how they make their money. We by downloads (I got all the Warhawk and LBP updates). I also got several others. NOw I can't purchase updates or play games. Turns out… Read more »

Tired of PS greed
Tired of PS greed

To all those blaming hackers as pirates and cheats you are wrong. I have owned 3 modded systems. I have purchased thousnads of dollars of games. I purchased modded systems to play legal games from other countries that the system makers are too cheap and stingy to release in other countries. Otostaz is a great game3, I will by a modded PS3 the second one is released so I can play my purchased version (that comes in english BTW…! Why not just release it here?????).

TOM
TOM

i will unleash 1000 hippos on the culprit

jim
jim

🙁

jenn
jenn

i here its should be back on by tuesday or late next week

PTQ
PTQ

why should people pay extra fees to ply online? "that is nonsense i tell you" the system and game itself are costly… additional fees will drive consumer away and the ones left behind will suffer and even pay more fees.
Dear PSN kindly do your job and give poeple the entertainment they paid for. addition fees won't fees the problem but make your pocket FAT, enough of politician tricks

mike
mike

Liar its not up.

mike
mike

there is no such thing as a free network. Sony makes plenty of money from this 'free' network. if it didn't, it wouldn't be part of their business model, as they're not a charity organization. we pay plenty for the games, and some of those have a 'subscription' on top of that. they make further money through advertising deals and partnerships with netflix and others. don't buy into the marketing spin by Sony that this is, or ever was, 'free'. they need to get this fixed and reimburse people that do pay for their down time or at the minimum… Read more »

agrrr
agrrr

Yess finaly psn is working now. waited so long to play black ops.

paul
paul

I think Im going to sell my ps3 and go back to xbox…. I am usually patient, but this is just a little to much and from the sounds of things its not going to stop….
as far as paying for a more secure network… Hell NO! thats why I switched to ps3 in the first place, cause I couldnt stand having to pay to play my games online. Im sorry but Sony and microsoft can afford to develop a secure network without charging for it. They make a killing anyway.

patricia rogers nash
patricia rogers nash

like so many people out there i have a special needs son who relies on playstation network and online gaming for socialising.. it is very hard to get him to understand that there isnt anymore information on the subject. and playstation are out of order for not keeping people updated. like all the young mums i know how they feel not a good time for playstation to be down hacker or not. more consideration should have been given at least facebook and other sites give you updates on game maintenance. playstation should pull there fingers out and look after there… Read more »

mog
mog

i find it deeply inconsiderate of sony to have provided so little information as to the nature of the problem and what steps are being taken to rectify the issue. a company as big as sony and a network as big as psn must have built in redundancy and backup hardware, so the proportion of the attack must have been epic to bring the whole shooting match down. Q. have our personal details been exposed Q. in technical terms, what is the delay? Q. did the hack nececitate the downing of the whole network, or was the hack lower level,… Read more »

SoonToBeEx-PS3Owner
SoonToBeEx-PS3Owner

Useless info from a useless company, their name is dirt in the TV industry with their rebadged TVs and it looks like I probably won't be purchasing a ps4 when said time arrives either, since customers paying hundreds upon hundreds of £'s/$'s/€'s for their products apparently don't deserve to be kept up to date

Also, Ddos'ing is not hacking, if anything it is closer to script-kiddying than anything else.

Saq
Saq

Dont even mention 'would you consider paying for psn' – Its almost like your trying to give sony idea's… Funny how all good things come to an end, wouldent surprise me if they make PS Home subscription soon… If they do im selling my PS3, im tired of getting ripped off.

thamer
thamer

guys im sorry for delaying im going to fix that now just wait for 30 seconds
thanks for waiting

a person
a person

This is sooooo stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARGHHHHHHHHHH. I have to go back to boarding school tomorrow and I just wanna play some COD. This SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

007
007

Wake-up people, the people who hacked PSN are the cheaters!!! They hack the PS3 and its called blackbox, then they pass it out or sell it to anyone who cant play well so they have to cheat. I too play until the cheaters arrive! If you think by paying for PSN will make it better you would be wrong there as well. XBOX people pay and its full of cheaters, even more than PSN now.

mizz
mizz

Its is now day 5 the network has been down & they said it should only be down a day or two. Most likely it won't be up and running for another few days. Its sooooo frustrating.

Alex Mangoyan
Alex Mangoyan

This is absolutly rediculous from a very successful multi billion dollar company. The fact that their being shady & lying to their customers (us playstation 3 users) about what caused the network to go down and then to release one of their very few updating statements stating "the playstation network may be down for a day or two," well today is day 5 and I don't anticipate it to be up in the next coming days. Also, I am not buying playstations latest statement saying "we are adding additional security to the network & rebuilding it from the ground up."… Read more »

Fonzi
Fonzi

Thats not true. The hackers were using their mods to cheat in games. A few games became almost unbearable to play. Its not like they were minding their own business. They were not.

Blake
Blake

There is this magical thing called outside! i myself im a diehard sony fan, and addicted as everyone else. Sure i miss my gaming, im bored but guys stop asking when! if they knew when they would tell you, go outside and in a day or 2 come back and check. the world isnt ending i promise

drew
drew

lol @ all the ppl who aint got better things to do than play online…. moan moan moan what do you exspect for nothing… find something else to do.

LiL_DAANNYY
LiL_DAANNYY

well first of all tell us when this is going to end second i dnt understand why they would do it on a weekend third more information about wen it will be up would be wonderful 4th idc about the security i jst wanna play cod black ops ! i wanna level up. u lied and said it was 2-3 days and now here we are on the 4th day thts double wht u said b4 and if u event dare start trying to make us pay for online then fuck SONY im switching to XBOX idc i love my… Read more »

Brian
Brian

I am having Black Ops withdrawls…

Johnny
Johnny

While reading through all the comments, I have noticed the amount of people with absolutely no lives. All they have to look forward to is playing COD or some other game. How about you go outside, hang out with friends, or build something. If the PSN runs your life, you should be ashamed.

dishes
dishes

screw u sony u guys have f ed it up for everybody

dishes
dishes

all u people kissing sonys butt, ask them to bend over so u can get a better view. u guys are blogging about it so dont act like ur on sonys side. u guys r a joke, a bbbbbbbiiiiiiggggggggggg f ing joke. u people saying sony did nothing wrong go outside and do something productive

dishes
dishes

all u people kissing sonys butt, ask them to bend over so u can get a better view. u guys are blogging about it so dont act like ur on sonys side. u guys r a joke, a bbbbbbbiiiiiiggggggggggg f ing joke. u people saying sony did nothing wrong go outside and do something productive

dishes
dishes

and another thing, if psn is going to cost money, sure people will pay to play but what will happen to PAY TO PLAY GAMES??????? death would come quick to those games. games like DC universe cant take a loss of anymore players. this game is dying. So will there be compensation to people who pay monthly to play, more than likely there will not be. SOE get ur stuff together before we have to play the stupid xbox. cause i know for a fact xbox live is up and running. and yes protecting psn from hackers is great and… Read more »

dishes
dishes

this is going to make people sell or go with another console system. more bad news for sony. and how about people who pay to play ex. dc universe. i pay 15 dollars a month to play this f ing game and now i feel cheated out of my money. sony better fix this soon or dc universe will die.

KyddNinja
KyddNinja

Sony filed a multiple million dollar lawsuit against a select group of modders, and stated that they did not have the right to change their ps3's. The modders argued that they had the right to do whatever they wanted with their systems because it is in their possession and have paid outright to own them. Sony slapped them with a lawsuit, and the modders responded with shutting down the PSN network servers until sony drops the lawsuit. Sony isn't giving updates to the situation because they don't want the public to know that they have been hacked by people who… Read more »

Sam
Sam

Well it seems they are making sure PSN will be more secure. I hipe it'll take a few years for hackers to break it

kieron
kieron

i would like to know when will PSN be back online because im realy bored

night-252
night-252

as long as it will help stop or at least slow down those sorry hackers i would pay to play on PS, what would you rather do pay to play and know that you can play a descent game, or hate to turn on your ps3 cause you know that's all that you will be run into is hackers, i have not played my ps3 in 3 months simply because of those sorry a** hackers, hackers will take a great game and screw it all up, if i am going to pay 60+ for a game i want to be… Read more »

Gazza
Gazza

Its great that they are doing this for us all. But this is all was asking from the start the truth if they had told us this from the start then we would under stood the amount of time it is taking them to do it lets just hope everything is running ok when its back up again and that all theses silly little hackers and the cheaters that come after the hackers get a life and grow up and start to play the games like us real gamers do.THANK YOU SONY

activeonline
activeonline

sony noobs

Lee Richardson
Lee Richardson

PSN DOWNTIME WHAT A JOKE.WHY DIDNT THEY SEND A MESSAGE TO EVERYONES MESSAGE BOX INSTEAD OF PUTTING IT ON A BLOG WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP!

ottis
ottis

The psn network was brought down by a group of hackers sony didn't have much control and it's not going to stop there, Sony has upset alot of people and the only way Sony can combat the problem is new hardware. Sony are making excuses the guys already said on the other end that they have beef with sony

Lisa
Lisa

Please fix it quickly, my kids are driving me mad!!!

donally
donally

i like turtles

jimmy
jimmy

bout time!

Girg
Girg

It's crap! The easter weekend came and they knew that the servers would be overloaded and so they've dropped the whole PSN! amazing how it happened on the first day of the holiday, and I bet you that it comes back up and online by midnight Monday! Typical Sony doing what they do best, fecking around with people!

Balls big
Balls big

We should get money of somewhat $100 on our psn
idk what the money on the psn is called so gtfo
ps points? idfk.

toby lerone
toby lerone

i want to play black ops now

toby lerone
toby lerone

i want cod now

Edd
Edd

I dont want to have to pay.

Peter
Peter

Whilst frustrating, I am happy that Sony are making the network more secure.
More information would have been nice during the outage however.
This outage will not make me switch the Microsoft like many others have said
In different blogs, Sony forever 🙂

Steve b
Steve b

I'd pay for a better online service,if it meant better security and better online gaming.4 days and not being able to go online is frustrating,how about £10 a year for trouble free service.

ilyas
ilyas

because playstation network is down i cant play my best game black ops no more free for all in nuketown for 4 days i am sooo frustaded about this i thort it will last for 2 day please playstation fix it i dont want 2 pay for playstation network

Cameron Quinn
Cameron Quinn

Can you at least tell us when its going to end, and what they are updating. (Say it more clearly…)

guest
guest

track down the wanking hackers that did this and take them deep-sea fishing – as bait!

Tom
Tom

how long ia it gunna be ie bin waiting for four days now tell sony to kick the hackers of the their playstaion accounts

Kris
Kris

It's a bit annoying but as the weather in the UK is excellant (for once) this down time couldn't of come at a better time.

S_T_A_P_L_E_Y
S_T_A_P_L_E_Y

how long do u think this will take, untill we can get online… bored now…. 🙂

Chris
Chris

Am I the only person that is quite happy for Sony to protect my personal details, Sony is on my side and I have no problems with their service, do the children hacking the psn really think it is possible to bring a company like Sony to it's knees, please grow up and leave my excellent psn alone I do not need anyone to fight for me. Sony could keep psn off all week if it's to protect me and other normal users. Hackers fuck off please.

SKUNKCOWBOY
SKUNKCOWBOY

all you silly people who keep saying the ps network is free.sure it is you mugs.xbox360 cost about £180 to buy.then you pay £40 a year for xbox live.ps3 you pay £280 to buy and no online payments.mmmmm , you work it out….so, now do you think its still free??? we pay for all this dont you worry,games too.at least £10 to £15 more for a ps3 game….cod aside…we all know that……OH WE PAY DONT YOU WORRY…..

berry
berry

a free network is why i bought a ps3 in the first place,a few days of upgrading i can live with, but the bloody timing is disappointing.i think the companines that ask us to pay for online gaming are been f'king greedy and im sure they make enough through dlc's ,sales of games and even merchandise.

Antan
Antan

wow i am so angry i understand that they are doing their best but they do much better it has been 4 days and they still havent fixed it and they also need to give us a date when it is going to be fixed.

Harrison Baxter
Harrison Baxter

This Is Stupid Plz Sony Just Try And Imploey the hacking company and convince them to get rid of the hack

Will
Will

to do this over a holiday season is a joke why not do it mid week and not during easter they wouldnt do this at xmas its crazy they should have done this at the start of the month

DannyWG
DannyWG

4days and counting, hopefully it's back up asap!!

toby
toby

This is quite annoying that it has been down for this long, but we'll just have to wait for it to come back up and for me that is around a week, as schools have come into place

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