PSN woes make for an unhappy Easter for Sony and PS3 gamers
The Easter weekend has been a miserable one for both Sony and PS3 gamers eager to get online to play new releases like Portal 2, Operation Flashpoint: Red River and Mortal Kombat.
PSN has now been down since last Wednesday with Sony reluctant to commit to when they will be bringing their PSP and PS3 online service back online. The disruption in service has been caused by what Sony have called an "external intrusion".
Sony's Patrick Seybold said: "I know you are waiting for additional information on when PlayStation Network and Qriocity services will be online. Unfortunately, I dont have an update or timeframe to share at this point in time. As we previously noted, this is a time intensive process and were working to get them back online quickly. Well keep you updated with information as it becomes available. We once again thank you for your patience."
They are also investigating the possibility that PSN users' personal information may be at risk as the outage ha been caused by an attack on the servers from outside. This information could include names, addresses and even credit card details of registered PSN users. Sony is conducting a "thorough investigation" into the matter.