FBI investigating PSN attack, service resumes for all

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Sony has just revealed that the scheduled maintenance to be held on August 25th will be postponed. They have not said anything about a new timeframe for the maintenance but they did undergo a significant maintenance yesterday due to the DDOS attack which crippled the service for many.

It has also been revealed that the FBI is investigating the entire issue. Sony Online Entertainment’s John Smedley’s flight was diverted after a bomb scare done by the hackers. This is a major offense in the US.

Sony had released a statement earlier where they confirmed that the system was being DDOSed.

The service is now online and works perfectly. Although, there might be some disturbances as it is just recovering from a major attack. Earlier the hacker revealed that Sony’s security was poor and they had not learnt anything from the PSN hack 2011 debacle.

Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

  • Rageman

    PSN Security is poor…xbox live on xbox one never went down. I heard 360 had some small issues. And now we have frickin maintenance ! PSN sucks !

    • demfax

      Stop spreading fanboy lies, hatred, and FUD, it accomplishes nothing.
      It’s not healthy to hate pieces of plastic and people who like playing
      video games on them. It’s sad that you hate good video games for being
      on the wrong piece of plastic.

      PS4 has many great
      games that gamers love. That’s why it’s 11+ million in sales and
      growing. Sony’s large number of well funded 1st parties will ensure PS4
      has a ton of great AAA exclusives, as many or more than PS3.

      PS4 has many features including media with more on the way in firmware 2.0. PS4 has plenty of support from Sony and developers.

      PSN is hugely improved and Sony is continually investing more into it. PSN handled the Destiny launch just fine.

      Both Forza and Driveclub are good racing games, it’s only fanboys blindly hating one or the other.

      PS4
      could easily handle Forza Horizon 2 and upgrade the graphics due to
      PS4’s more powerful hardware. Driveclub would have to be downgraded to
      run on Xbox.

      There will be no parity if PS4’s stronger hardware
      is being pushed. In essentially every way, the PS4’s hardware is more
      powerful than the XBO’s. If they’re the same resolution, PS4 will have a
      framerate or visual effects advantage, or its stronger hardware isn’t
      being pushed.

      Factual PS4 Hardware Advantages: +6 CUs, +540
      GFlops (40% greater) or more (1.3TF to 1.84TF), +16 ROPs, +6 ACEs/CQs,
      better GPGPU support (volatile bit and onion+ gpu cache bypass bus),
      better performing CPU, faster unified memory, and less OS overhead.

      No amount of API updates is going to make up for that hardware gap.

      Exclusively
      1080p 60 FPS console games on PS4: MGS V, CoD Ghosts, FFXIV, Tomb
      Raider, MLB The Show 14, Resogun, Trials Fusion, Diablo 3 (higher
      framerate), Project Cars, Metro Redux, TLOU Remastered, more.

      Sony’s
      ICE team, Naughty Dog, and Santa Monica Studios will fully utilize
      PS4’s stronger hardware, so it will stay ahead in graphics performance.

      Driveclub,
      The Order, Uncharted 4, etc. are technically superior as they run on
      more powerful hardware. Normal, unbiased, sane people recognize PS4
      exclusive games look better, which makes sense given they’re running on
      more powerful hardware.

      Destiny is a well regarded and very succesful game.

      PS4
      is selling on price/performance, better PR and global appeal, long term
      1st party support, large number of 1st party studios, more total games
      and dev support including Japanese and indie devs, wider variety of
      games, improved PSN since the PS3 days, and PS+ value. It’s seen as the
      best console for multiplatform games.

      All 3 consoles have good exclusive games, and pros and cons, it’s only fanboys blindly hating one or the other.

      As
      expected by anyone knowledgeable and sane, tier 2 launches are doing
      almost nothing for Xbox sales. It’s sad this is the result after 10+
      months of “wait for Xbox to launch in more countries” from fanboys. Some
      big plates of crow are ready to be served.

      PS4 and Xbox sales
      can be compared right now and PS4 is outselling Xbox more than 2:1. PS4
      will outsell Xbox in China like every other country on the planet, and
      Xbox sales in China will do little. PS4 is keeping its 1st place in
      global sales.