View Full Version : Playstation Network down
Apr 24, '11, 4:16 PM
Network has been down since Wednesday. I am hearing system was hacked and they are going through security trying to track it down. what a PIA. I hate hackers
Apr 24, '11, 4:24 PM
Hopefully they'll make some improvements to it while they're restoring everything. I only use it for Netflix, but I've always had trouble getting randomly signed out of the network.
Apr 24, '11, 4:26 PM
can't access Netflix through my Playstation right now either as I have to be signed into the network
Apr 25, '11, 5:51 AM
I couldn't stand the incredibly long update load time...then it making me re-enter my password. So I switched my Neflix over to my 360 where updates only take a few seconds.:wink_y:
Apr 25, '11, 1:51 PM
The joke on-line is that it's Skynet's fault. :smiley1:
Apr 25, '11, 8:41 PM
You can still get into Netflix; just be persistent. After a couple failed PSN logins, it will bounce you into Netflix anyway.
Apr 25, '11, 9:12 PM
^ i thought you were an Xbox man...
Apr 26, '11, 5:48 PM
Ouch, word is now that all your personal information could have been compromised. This is a HUGE dose of fail for Sony.
Apr 26, '11, 7:07 PM
Yeah, I just heard that's why they've been down all week. Great, I hope my credit card is ok.
Apr 26, '11, 7:59 PM
^^ you're not kidding. holy ****e. what a disaster
Apr 26, '11, 8:29 PM
What's really bad is that Sony didn't even tell us about the security breach until a WEEK after they found out. The hackers got names, home addresses, email addresses, birthdates, passwords, credit card numbers, etc. and we are just finding out now. Not good at all. :no: I swear, I'm giving false information when I sign up for stuff like this in the future.
Apr 26, '11, 10:04 PM
^ i thought you were an Xbox man...
Got the PS3 years ago for the blu-ray player, got a 360 when a friend said I could keep his redringed one if I could fix it (which I did).
Basically have both through dumb luck and happenstance.
Apr 27, '11, 5:08 AM
Lucky for me I guess, my PS3 is only used as a Bluray player...so they have no credit card info on me.:please_y:
Apr 28, '11, 5:30 AM
I can't believe I have had a playstation for so many years, and just last week I put my credit card details in to get Angry Birds, which really sucks on PS3.
I don't think much of Sony's apology letter, considering the extent of the damage that has happened.
May 1, '11, 12:17 PM
i cannot even get PSN any more, because I refuse to let sony spy on me with their latest firmware.:enraged: Their new firmware actually tracks what you do, watch and play (even movies) and sells that info, as well as blocks your ps3 from playing anything Sony does not want you to play on their system, like movie backups, and home videos.
May 1, '11, 5:46 PM
^ I did not know that but it does not surprise me. Grrrr.
May 1, '11, 6:47 PM
heard on CNN that parts of the network are coming back up this week
May 8, '11, 12:54 AM
Thankfully, this doesn't affect me much. I heard that 70 million (yes million) accounts were compromised. I really don't play video games so it doesn't affect me personally. My oldest son does play Sony games online but it isn't his biggest passion so he isn't bothered by it. There isn't any credit card info. online since he plays only the free games so my only concern is that they have his name, address, age, etc. but don't think he is at the top of the list of people that whoever hacked it are interested.
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May 9, '11, 8:39 AM
my kid played this network.
We didn't pay for any premium account; but he did buy a couple small map packs or something - because I remember him needing my debit card info.
What annoys me beyond this fiasco, is - he cannot even log into the network to reset his password or let me look at what info was REALLY available to the hackers.
Is there a way folks are logging in via HTTP or on the PS3 to view account stuff?
May 9, '11, 11:57 AM
I don't know much about since I'm really not into gaming but my older son said the entire site has been down and inaccessible. I can imagine some people might be going through some big time withdrawal symptoms by now.
May 9, '11, 12:44 PM
^^not that I am aware of. but I am not sure i would log in even if you could as who knows if the hackers are still in there
May 9, '11, 4:13 PM
I'm not too worried about it - I mean, face it...there's information about yourself on the Internet that you yourself can't stop...plus, if my debit card number was compromised and I see any charges; the bank makes one click and money is all back safe and sound like it never happened.
I'd still like to login to the darn thing though to poke around.
May 9, '11, 7:11 PM
So any time frame on when this will be back up?
May 10, '11, 12:01 AM
The only firm date Sony has given is May 31. Four previous dates have already slipped by. Apparently they didn't realize how extensive the problem was, so I read yesterday.
May 10, '11, 2:25 PM
Yesterday the hackers started posting Data... Now the Government is involved and sony needs THEIR approval before PSN goes back up!
May 10, '11, 3:33 PM
government is involved?
well, there went any resolution :grin:
goodness, Xbox must be loving this.
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