PSN back online after DDOS attack, scheduled maintenance postponed

By Patrick Garratt
25 August 2014 09:16 GMT

PSN services are now back online after a confirmed DDOS attack yesterday.


PSN is now back online following a DDOS attack on Sunday.

SCEE has also announced plans to postpone planned maintenance today given yesterday’s outage.

PSN went offline early yesterday after being hit with a DDOS attack from a group called LizardSquad.

The situation became more serious late Sunday with reports that LizardSquad had tweeted a bomb threat related to an aircraft planned to carry Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley.

The FBI is now involved in an investigation regarding the matter.

“Like other major networks around the world, the PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network have been impacted by an attempt to overwhelm our network with artificially high traffic,” said Sony in a statement.

“Although this has impacted your ability to access our network and enjoy our services, no personal information has been accessed.”

The service appears to be working normally this morning.

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