As more and more people are getting frustrated by longer than expected downtime of PSN, Sony have been somewhat kind to tell us why, The truth is kind off disconcerting!! Below is a press release from Sony to shed some light on the downtime.
‘An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services. In order to conduct a thorough investigation and to verify the smooth and secure operation of our network services going forward, we turned off PlayStation Network & Qriocity services on the evening of Wednesday, April 20th. Providing quality entertainment services to our customers and partners is our utmost priority. We are doing all we can to resolve this situation quickly, and we once again thank you for your patience. We will continue to update you promptly as we have additional information to share.
We sincerely regret that PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been suspended, and we are working around the clock to bring them both back online. Our efforts to resolve this matter involve re-building our system to further strengthen our network infrastructure. Though this task is time-consuming, we decided it was worth the time necessary to provide the system with additional security’
The main issue is that Sony have yet to announce how long this down-time will last. Also the fact the ‘external intrusion’ Doesn’t rest well with me. While PSN is free and doesn’t cost its users money, PSN+ does. Meaning a lot of people are going to be rather upset. The other hand the people who don’t pay will soon realize that they get what they pay for.