PSN outages could last "a full day or two" as speculation of Anonymous attack arises
- Posted April 21st, 2011 at 19:21 EDT by Eric Blattberg
- 38 Comments
The widespread PlayStation Network outages continue as gamers from previously stable regions (Europe, Japan, Australia) are now reporting connection problems along with their North American counterparts. When users with steady Internet connections attempt to log into the PlayStation Network, they're greeted with errors codes like '80710A06' and are ultimately unable to connect.
"While we are investigating the cause of the Network outage, we wanted to alert you that it may be a full day or two before we’re able to get the service completely back up and running," said SCEA Senior Director of Corporate Communications Patrick Seybold in a recent update on the PlayStation Blog. "Thank you very much for your patience while we work to resolve this matter. Please stay tuned to this space for more details, and we’ll update you again as soon as we can."
Some speculate that the global PSN outages are the work of Anonymous, a notorious group of Internet hackers angered by the recent lawsuit between Sony and hacker George Hotz. That lawsuit was resolved on March 31, 2011. No official statement has emerged from either party (Anonymous, Sony), but that hasn't stopped the users of the PlayStation Network from pointing fingers at the infamous band of web hackers.
"Anonymous team you better disappear forever for what [you've] done," writes one angry PSN user on the PS Blog, "this is BIG jail sentence."
We'll keep you updated on the situation as soon as we hear more. For now, it's back to single-player games!
[Editor's Note: We apologize for our delayed review of Mortal Kombat, but we need to test out online play before we write it up. Expect to see our MK review up a day or two after PSN service returns.]
- 2:42pm EDT - April 21st, 2011
I love my 4 PS3's, play games on them all the time, but the biggest reason I have so many is because I don't pay for television, I hate commercials, and so I just watch everything off of my PS3 Media Server. With the latest update, I've lost the ability to watch my own movies, that were backed up, legally, onto my computer. I've backed up Sony for quite a long time, but to take away the ability to watch movies I have purchased off of my computer....leaves me with 4 hacked ps3's. Not sorry Sony is suffering from Anonymous, not sure I will ever invest so much money in Sony again.
- 2:43pm EDT - April 21st, 2011
!!?!?? im afraid of it if they want keep doin their hacks ?! sony must change some hardware sever PSN till we can play like befor . plz do somthing sony , change XMB os with major update you will see the result .
- 3:41pm EDT - April 21st, 2011
- 3:46pm EDT - April 21st, 2011
This group "Anonymous" are nothing short of criminals and cyber-terrorists and should be treated as such. They have all but destroyed the world of online gaming with their cheats and hacks and every single one of us should be up in arms over these incredible losers! Anonymous should be (and probably will be) regarded as domestic terrorists and investigated and prosecuted as such under current U.S. terrorism laws which are pretty harsh these days. The federal authorities should be and probably are investigating this and I doubt this bunch of losers knows what can and will happen to them if they are convicted of domestic terrorism. I hope GITMO has a few open cells because that is where these idiots belong!!! BTW Anonymous, if you idiots think that you can run and hide behind your masks from an FBI, CIA, NSA or Homeland Security computer tech then you are diluted idiots. You CAN'T hide from them, they WILL find you and all of us will laugh hysterically when each of you are held in GITMO indefinitely without right to legal council or any other civil right BECAUSE YOU ARE TERRORISTS!!!
Blacksite | BlacksitePSU
- 3:46pm EDT - April 21st, 2011
A full day or two sounds reasonable.
- 3:52pm EDT - April 21st, 2011
Anonymous offered you all a chance to stand up to the big bad Sony system without having your PSN service interrupted and you didn't take it. So they are going to demonstrate their ability to inconvenience everyone. Why are any of you surprised? You should take them seriously instead of flexing your weak little Internet muscles about it. Their Internet muscle is mighty.
- 4:02pm EDT - April 21st, 2011
@Darth, well, we do not believe they are "big" or "bad," so get over it. Now, if you are going to attack someone over their belief, do us all a favor, and go where the rest of the hypocrites are sent, 6 feet under.
We will not be made afraid of geeks and losers. You want to act like terrorists, we the people will treat you like Al-Qaeda, no quarter, no mercy.
rob123urout | rob123urout
- 4:39pm EDT - April 21st, 2011
DAMNED HACKERS ARE SCREWING UP EVERYTHING I HOPE THEY ARE CAUGHT AND GIVEN 25 TO LIFE.[HA HA HA HA HA ]
- 4:56pm EDT - April 21st, 2011
just picked up socom yesterday too bad guess waiting is all we can do
- 5:17pm EDT - April 21st, 2011
Seeing as that is your position, Zombie, I guess things can just keep on going as they are now.
- 5:23pm EDT - April 21st, 2011
i hope these hackers go to jail forever
- 5:28pm EDT - April 21st, 2011
There's a big thread about this on the Forums:
As you can see Mr. Bishop has been kind enough to try and make this down time a little more fun. Come and post your thoughts and how to keep boredom at bay during the downtime!
- 5:30pm EDT - April 21st, 2011
Can I get a refund for my PS3 this is absolutley stupid and a pain in the ass
Hulious777 | EviL_JoE_DirT
- 5:35pm EDT - April 21st, 2011
@8 what are you talking about? I just want to game with friends online, its a fcking gaming system. Hackers just fcking ruin everything, NO fcking real life what so ever.
- 6:34pm EDT - April 21st, 2011
no need for the personal insults. Comatosed.
- 6:48pm EDT - April 21st, 2011
I don\'t want linux on my PS3. I want to play the games that I\'ve paid for and be left alone! If I want linux, I\'ll buy a damn computer. Obviously these hackers already have computers, so what\'s the problem?
- 6:54pm EDT - April 21st, 2011
epic fail! thank god I got my xbox to play online still :\ wanted to play some KZ3
- 8:05pm EDT - April 21st, 2011
Anonymous must be someone working within sony to pull this off.
- 8:10pm EDT - April 21st, 2011
these hackers are mainly attacking us not sony. all of us who is this affecting all of us if they do not stop there attack i will be forced to start a attack on them meaning Anonymous and any other hacker involved with these actions they have really pissed of the wrong person
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