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PSN Back Up After DDoS Attack

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Posted August 26, 2014 by Kat in News
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Over the weekend, Sony networks experienced a couple of online hacker attacks through the PlayStation Network and the Sony Entertainment Network.  Both were overwhelmed with what’s known as a Distributed Denial of Service, which the hackers claim brought down the PSN.

Sony updated users on their PlayStation blog, assuring fans that both networks have since been restored, and that they’re confident no personal information was captured by the hackers, as no doubt this brings to mind the hacking of personal information via the PSN just a few years back.  Sony themselves actually took down both networks as a response to the attacks.

This has also meant rescheduling of maintenance that was supposed to take place on both networks on Monday.  In the blog post, they explained, “We will provide an update shortly for when the maintenance will be rescheduled,” and added, “We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by this issue.  Thanks for your patience and support.

The people behind these attacks also appear to be the same group that called in a bomb threat to an American Airlines flight carrying Sony Entertainment Online president John Smedley.  Smedley confirmed this on Twitter, saying, “Yes.  My plane was diverted.  Not going to discuss more than that.  Justice will find these guys.”  The FBI is currently investigating.

Source: GameSpot

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Kat

Kat aspires to be the ultimate crazy cat lady. But until that day comes, she remains faithfully committed to her PS3 and Wii, and spends far too much time online arguing about Star Trek. She can also occasionally be found posting under the pseudonym AmaltheaElanor.

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