SOE takes servers offline thanks to “intrusion”

Monday, 2 May 2011 14:38 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Sony Online Entertainment has taken its services offline after apparently being hacked.

“We have had to take the SOE service down temporarily,” the firm said in a statement today.

“In the course of our investigation into the intrusion into our systems we have discovered an issue that warrants enough concern for us to take the service down effective immediately. We will provide an update later today (Monday).”

The news arrives after PSN suffered one of the worst online security breaches ever seen in mid-April, and was taken completely offline as a result.

It’s not clear if the “intrusion” mentioned in this new statement is the same one that took PSN down: Sony used the same terminology to describe the PSN hack.

We’ve reached out to SOE for comment.