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PlayStation Network Not Back Up Due to Anonymous: PSN User Backlash

In a surprising twist of events, it has been confirmed by Sony that Anonymous did have something to do with the PlayStation Network outage after all, an outage which is still ongoing. The group previously denied any connection with the outage, so what do you think about the latest news?

We first informed you about this news here, as it was confirmed by Sony when they wrote a letter to the US Congress subcommittee informing them that a file had been located on their servers with the words ‘Anonymous’ and ‘We are Legion’. Read the documents in full here if you’re interested.

This now means that they are behind the attack, and it’s likely that a few ‘anon’ members have taken things into their own hands, despite an initial announcement by the group’s ”leader” or spokesman stating the outage wasn’t caused by them. Don’t forget that Anonymous itself is made up of a group of randoms, so there is no actual control over any individuals actions – which is probably what has happened here.

Now that this is public knowledge, what is your reaction to this, knowing that the outage is now going past the two week mark. Anonymous were being highlighted as a group of amateurs, but it’s clear that they definitely know what they are doing in the hacking department if they have the ability to plant files deep within Sony’s ‘highly encrypted’ servers.

Unfortunately, we still don’t know exactly when the PSN will be back up, as Sony are probably working with the law to get to the bottom of this and trying to track down some of these infamous anonymous members. Let us know your thoughts on this new intel, and what you think should be done about it. Are you beyond mad now?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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