PlayStation Network is now back online, with the today’s scheduled maintenance being postponed.
The PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network are back online and people can now enjoy the services on their PlayStation devices. The networks were taken offline due to a distributed denial of service attack. We have seen no evidence of any intrusion to the network and no evidence of any unauthorized access to users’ personal information.
In light of today’s issue, the networks will not undergo the regularly scheduled maintenance, which was planned for Monday, August 25. We will provide an update shortly for when the maintenance will be rescheduled.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by this issue. Thanks for your patience and support.
After more than a few hours since PlayStation Network was taken down, Sony has finally released an official statement in which they clarified that the problems were in fact caused by a DDOS attack.
Like other major networks around the world, the PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network have been impacted by an attempt to overwhelm our network with artificially high traffic.
Although this has impacted your ability to access our network and enjoy our services, no personal information has been accessed.
We will continue to work towards fixing this issue and hope to have our services up and running as soon as possible.
We regret any inconvenience this may have caused.
Allegedly, a group entitled LizardSquad has taken full responsibility for the DDOS attack from today. ShackNews is also reporting that several other services were taken down, including Battle.net, League of Legends, and Path of Exile.
It seems that PlayStation Network, Sony’s service for online games across all PS platforms, is down once again. It’s not the first time the service is not working properly in the past few days, after several rumors stated that PSN was DDoSed.
We will be updating you on the go, as Sony might release an official statement. Be sure to check this post again to find out when you can start playing online games again on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita.