[Katherina Boreva, Sony News Contributor]
MailOnline: Sony admits that its Play Stations’ networks have been hacked after its investigation into a major outage last week which had affected more than 70 million gamers worldwide who use the Play Station‘s network to game with friends online, shop and watch movies.
Sony has since apologised to users.
Patrick Seybold, Sony’s senior director of corporate communications and social media said: ‘An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services… we are doing all we can to resolve this situation quickly, and we once again thank you for your patience.’
Members of the hackers group Anonymous who are rumoured to have been behind the hack have said that they did not do it.
- Sony: No End In Sight to PlayStation Network Downtime (wired.com)
- PlayStation Network Hackers of the Day (geeks.thedailywh.at)
- Sony unsure if PlayStation Network user data was stolen (go.theregister.com)
- Sony: We’re ‘rebuilding’ PlayStation Network (news.cnet.com)
- Sony Admits External Forces Brought Down PSN (escapistmagazine.com)
- Sony Makes it Official: PlayStation Network Hacked (pcworld.com)
- You: Hackers breach PlayStation Network (guardian.co.uk)
- PlayStation Network Down for Fifth Day as Sony ‘Rebuilds’ from ‘Intrusion’ (techland.time.com)
- “Sony: PSN and Qriocity Outage an â€œExternal Intrusionâ€” and related posts (ditii.com)