Sony PlayStation Network attack in its fifth day

By Bizclik Editor


It’s been five days since Sony’s PlayStation Network went down, leaving more than 75 million people in the dark and looking for other ways to spend their free time. Satoshi Fukuoka, Sony Computer Entertainment spokesman in Tokyo says that the company is conducting a thorough investigation into the Network’s outage, but declined to provide more information about the problem. Sony still blames an “external intrusion” into the network.

Sony is shrugging its shoulders as to whether personal information or credit card numbers of users have also been compromised, but it promises that users would be informed if this was found true. It’s mind boggling that such a massive technology company has little power against the protection of its customer information. Additionally, Sony’s Qriocity service is also down and uses the same network infrastructure to provide audio and video to its products.

See top stories in the WDM Content Network:
 Why your Personal Information is a Hot Commodity on the Internet
• Coolest Gaming Consoles
• Click here to read the latest edition of Business Review USA 

Over the weekend, Sony said it was rebuilding its network to better protect itself from future attacks and asked customers for patience while it completes the task. Sony hoped that the network issue would be solved by the weekend and gamers are looking for any information possible as to when they can log in next to continue their online battles.

Reports are coming out that Sony shut down the network voluntarily to work out the bugs to ensure operations were running smoothly. But to keep gamers offline for nearly a week, with new game releases, is just plain silly. We can imagine that Sony’s engineers are furiously trying to think of ways to protect its system from outsiders, but when you piss off a major hactivist organization like Anonymous, anything is possible.



Featured Articles

Amelia DeLuca, CSO at Delta Air Lines on Female Leadership

Driving decarbonisation at Delta Air Lines, Chief Sustainability Officer Amelia DeLuca discusses the rise of the CSO and value of more women in leadership

Liz Elting – Driving Equality & Building Billion-$ Business

Founder and CEO Liz Elting Turned Her Passion into Purpose and Created a Billion-Dollar Business While Fighting for Workplace Equality – and Winning

JPMorgan Chase: Committed to supporting the next generation

JPMorgan has unveiled a host of new and expanded philanthropic activities totalling US$3.5 million to support the development of apprenticeship programmes

How efficient digital ecosystems became business critical

Technology & AI

Mastercard: Supporting clients at a time of rapid evolution

Digital Strategy

Why Ceridian has boldly rebranded to Dayforce

Human Capital