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PSN down for maintenance as Anonymous hackers threaten action against Sony

The PlayStation Network is facing limited accessibility today. The issue, which Sony is currently remaining relatively quiet about, comes after the Anonymous hackers group threatened action against the company for its treatment of GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo. There is no official correlation at this time, and, as everyone knows, Sony frequently performs maintenance on the PSN. Sony typically provides a bit more details on PSN maintenance through the PlayStation Blog.

According to a tweet on the official PlayStation Twitter account, users may face connection issues throughout the day. “PSN currently undering sporadic maintenance. Access to the PSN may be interrupted throughout the day. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

The Anonymous hackers, meanwhile, have threatened action against Sony, stating: “Your recent legal actions against fellow internet citizens, GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo have been deemed an unforgivable offense against free speech and internet freedom, primary sources of free lulz (and you know how we feel about lulz.)”

Anonymous says Sony has abused the judicial system. You may recall that Sony and George Hotz are in a legal dispute over the hacker’s crack for PlayStation 3 firmware.

Of course, the PSN maintenance today could all be a coincidence, but either way, you should be aware that you may experience issues logging on today. Drop us a line if you are having problems and we’ll keep you updated if Sony provides any additional information.