Anyone elses down?
Anyone elses down?
been down for a couple of days now
my mate phoned up and they say on through the weekend aswell
Apparently its been hacked!!!
there trying to trace the person also no dowt theres going to be another update
As soulman said been down since Thursday pm.
sony says its doing maintanence but they dont want to admit they have been hacked. a hacking group on the net have been doing it for a couple of weeks now
Just said on the radio that it was Hackers and they still dont know when it will be back up and running... need to get back on soon
Got this from a mates PS3 site.
And this was posted back on the 4th April..
PSN down in North America and EU
The PlayStation Network is down for "maintenance" in both Europe and the U.S., on the same day that the cross-platform Portal 2 launches on PlayStation 3 in Europe.
This title is the first PlayStation 3 game to use such a feature, which has been working since the launch of the game in the U.S. on Tuesday. Today though the whole PlayStation Network is down, and Portal 2 is unable to log-in users as a result.
The European PlayStation Blog acknowledges the problem with the following message:
"We're aware certain functions of PlayStation Network are down. We will report back here as soon as we can with more information. We will also provide updates when we can via our @PlayStationEU twitter feed. Thank you for your patience."
The most recent Twitter comment indicates that: "PSN is currently down for maintenance. We'll update you with timeframes as soon as we can."
A similar message appears on the U.S. blog, with no indication of what the problem may be. Although hack group Anonymous have recently been attacking Sony's online services the group recently announced that it would continue its protests by other means.
Hacking collective Anonymous alleges attack on Sony
A group of hackers known simply as Anonymous has claimed to be planning and perpetrating a series of hacking attacks on Sony in support of two of the hackers implicated in the PS3 jalibreaking furore.
Action, the group says, will be taken in response to the company's continued legal pursuit of George 'Geohot' Hotz and Alexander Egorenkov, or Graf_Chokolo.
Anonymous is a collection of hackers with an anti-corporate agenda and a track-record of successfully disruptive tactics. Previously, the group has claimed responsibility for denial of service (DOS) attacks on Mastercard and Amazon for their compliance with US government demands to stop doing business with Wikileaks.
You have victimised your customers merely for possessing and sharing information, and continue to target every person who seeks this information.
The group also claims to have brought down the website of the right wing fundamentalist Christian group the Westboro Baptist Church and infiltrated the email system of security firm HBGary.
A statement issued as a press release on the group's website announces the group's intentions to make Sony the next target.
"Congratulations, Sony," reads the announcement. "You have now received the undivided attention of Anonymous. Your recent legal action against our fellow hackers, GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo, has not only alarmed us, it has been deemed wholly unforgivable.
"You have abused the judicial system in an attempt to censor information on how your products work. You have victimised your customers merely for possessing and sharing information, and continue to target every person who seeks this information.
"In doing so, you have violated the privacy of thousands. This is the information they were willing to teach to the world for free. The very same information which you wish to suppress for the sake of corporate greed and the complete control of users."
As damning as the group's statement is, there also appears to be some unrest in its ranks in respect to the correct course of action. Last month, a splinter group claiming to be made up of former Anonymous members contacted Forbes and Gawker, calling themselves Backtrace Security.
That group claims that the current members of Anonymous have lost sight of the original mission statement for the group, being sidelined into 'hactivism' instead of playful mischief. As a result, Backtrace Security has threatened to release the details of several anonymous members.
The group also handed over logs from a private IRC channel known as #HQ which belongs to Anonymous, showing the group's plans to infiltrate HBGary as well as other evidence of criminal activities, information certain to be of interest to US authorities.
"The *******s are becoming arrogant sociopaths," Backtrace Security member A5h3r4 told Gawker. "Acting first, not thinking of the consequences. They're recruiting children. I am a pretty far left person - I believe in privacy and free expression, but Anonymous is a vigilante group now. A mob without conscience. And I worry they will radicalise even more. In short, I believe they're on their way to becoming a genuine threat."
Whether the group's efforts will have any bearing on the Sony case remains to be seen, but the platform holder is already heavily invested in the case, which Hotz is contesting. No public evidence of a successful attack on Sony has yet to come to light.
Last edited by Big-Pete; 23rd April 2011 at 11:12.
Same happening to me mate! - Getting the connection error.....code 8802 blah blah blah or something..
thought it was an issue with my router as that is and has been on the blink and every two/three days I have to keep restarting it!!
.........this sort of thing has happened before......
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