Playstation users have been more then angry at the recent downtime and have been demanding more information as to what is going on. Sony has heard the cries and has said that the issue was because of an external intrusion on their PS network and is why they have pulled the plug on the service for now.
“An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services,” Sony spokesman Patrick Seybold revealed on the PlayStation 3 official blog. “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,” he continued. “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.”
Since no one knew for sure what was going on, Playstation owners have been pointing their fingers at the famous hacker Anonymous; however, they have denied allegations that they are behind the attack. “A more likely explanation is that Sony is taking advantage of Anonymous’ previous ill-will towards the company to distract users from the fact the outage is actually an internal problem with the companies servers,” an Anonymous representative claimed.